United Kingdom Transit Visa FAQs

by | May 16, 2020

What are the types of UK transit visa?
  • Direct Airside Transit Visa: if you will change flights in the UK on your way to your destinationcountry, but you will not go through border control.
  • UK visitor in transit visa: if when transiting the UK you need to go through UK border control, to check in your luggage for a connecting flight, or similar.
I want to apply for a United Kingdom visa, what are the requirements?
  • International passport (must be valid for at least 6months)

  • 5X5 white background passport photograph

  • Work details i.e., introduction letter, Work ID card, etc

  • CAC registration certificate if business is registered.

  • 6 months bank statement

  • Proof of onward journey

  • Evidence that you are allowed to enter the country that you are travelling to

When is the best time to start processing UK transit visa?

Three months before your travel date

How much does United Kingdom visa application & processing fee cost?
  • Application & Biometric fee (Direct Airside Transit Visa): £34
  • Application & Biometric fee (UK visitor in transit visa):£62
  • Visa Application Centre fee (VAC): N17,600
  • Processing fee per Adult: N84,400
  • Processing fee per Child: N30,700
What is the difference between visa application fee and visa processing fee?
  • Visa Application fee is the fee you pay to the embassy for applying for a visa
  • Visa Processing fee is the fee you pay to TATAgency for visa services rendered to you
What does Visa Processing fee cover?
  • Filling of client’s application form
  • Flight reservation
  • Hotel reservation
  • Advisory services based on our experience
  • Documentation review
  • Guiding client through the application process
  • Further assistance where needed
  • Preparing client for interview through a pre-interview stage with TATAgency
Do I have to pay all the money at once?

No, you pay 85% of the processing fee (N71,740 per Adult & N26,095 per child), when the visa is approved, you will pay the balance.

You have to pay the full application fee

What if I am not working and I do not have a business, can I still apply?
Yes you can, provided you have a sponsor
Who is a Sponsor?
A sponsor is anyone who will be responsible for providing the funds for your trip
Will I go for interview?


Is it paper submission or online?

Its online submission

Will you review my documents before I submit?
Yes, our experts will guide you
Must I get an invitation letter before I can apply?
No, invitation does not guarantee a visa
I was just refused visa. Can I apply, if yes, when is the best time to reapply?
Yes you can reapply immediately
How much should I have in my account?
Enough to cover your trip, further guidance will be given to you during the process
Is your visa guaranteed?
We do not guarantee visa. Visa issuance is at the discretion of the consular. We will
guide you for a better chance based on our vast knowledge and experience on visa application
If I am not physically in Lagos or Abuja, can I still apply with TATAgency?
Yes you can. We will be in constant guidance and contact with you
Do TATAgency assist with work permit visa?
No, we do not
What if I am refused a visa, will there be a refund?
No, but you can reapply without paying TATAgency processing fee
Can I travel immediately my visa is out?
Yes you can
How do I trust TATAgency?
  • We are registered with CAC
  • We are IATA Accredited 
  • We are reggistered with NCAA
  • We have our office in Lagos and Canada
  • You can visit our website: www.tatagency.com
Do I need to have a travel history before applying?
No, you do not need to have travel history. It is only an added advantage
After getting my visa, can TATAgency assist with flight and accommodation?
Yes we can. We offer further discount for client who processed their visa with us
How long is the visa processing time with the embassy?

30 working days after submission

Can I fast track the process if I do not have so much time left before I travel?

Yes, you will pay for UK priority visa (processing time is 5working days) which costs N110,000

What is the duration (in validity) of the Visa?
  • 24hours for Direct Airside Transit Visa
  • 48hours for UK visitor in transit visa