18-30 year old Nigerian first time travellers

Lifting of visa restrictions on 18-30 year old Nigerian first time travellers

On 14th February 2006, the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, was pleased to announce that the temporary suspension imposed in April 2005 on 18-30 year old Nigerian first time travellers will be lifted in March 2006.

The Foreign Secretary said, “We mean what we say about welcoming managed, legal, migration. I can announce today two measures to make it easier for legitimate Nigerian travellers to come to Britain. First, we will next month lift our temporary suspension of visa applications by first time young visitors (18-30). And second, we will provide a better quality and faster visa process, by using commercial partners to take applications, fees and data, also from next month.”

New visa application centres will open next month and the suspension will be lifted as each centre opens.