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COVID-19: Advice for UK Visa Applicants & Temporary UK Residents

31 March 2020

If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020, your visa will be extended to 31 May 2020 if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus. 

To update your records if your visa is expiring, you must contact the Coronavirus Immigration Team. If you’re applying to stay in the UK long-term, during these unique circumstances, you’ll be able to apply from the UK to switch to a long-term UK visa until 31 May 2020. This includes applications where you would usually need to apply for a visa from your home country. However, you will still need to meet the same visa requirements and pay the UK application fee.

UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres and Service and Support Centres are temporarily closed because of Covid-19. If you’re outside the UK, many UK Visa Application Centres are closed or offering limited services. You must apply online. The terms of your leave will remain the same until your application is decided.

This article is provided by Burlingtons for general information only. It is not intended to be and cannot be relied upon as legal advice or otherwise. If you would like to discuss any of the matters covered in this article, please contact Richard Berry or write to us using the contact form below.

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