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Covid-19: Advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

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 because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to Covid-19.

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 for general information only and is not intended to be nor should it be relied upon as legal advice in relation to any particular matter. If you would like more information on immigration matters please contact Richard Berry at richard.berry@burlingtons.legal.

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