Kenya:Upgraded UK Visa Application Centre Opened In Nairobi
By Samuel Ouma
UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Director of Visit Visas and International Network, Dominique Hardy, on Monday unveiled the upgraded TLSContact Visa Application Centre in Nairobi.
Addressing the media, Hardy said the centre will speed up visa processing from 24 weeks to 15 working days.
While noting that the UK Visas will be printed in Nairobi instead of South Africa, she encouraged applicants to apply early in the British Summer Peak period.
At the same time, she launched a service known as the Super Priority Visa service, which will allow customers purchasing the service to get feedback within 24 hours.
“I am delighted that we have opened a larger, improved Visa Application Centre in Nairobi which will benefit all of our customers. We are now able to offer the Super Priority Next Day Visa service in Kenya as part of our continuous efforts to improve our service offer to our customers. I would like to thank your commercial partner TLS Contact for their support in making this possible,” said Hardy.
Also in attendance was British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot, who said the in-country printing system demonstrates the UK’s willingness to collaborate with Kenya to new heights.
“The return to in-country printing in Nairobi is a mark of respect and demonstrates our commitment to the Kenya-UK Strategic Partnership. Our people form a key part of that partnership and I’m delighted we are able to offer an improved visa service in Kenya,” reiterated Jane Marriot.