Immigration: How To Extend Your UK Visa – Coronavirus

by | May 22, 2020 | Blogs, Immigration

Immigration: How To Extend Your UK Visa – Coronavirus

Today the Home Office updated its advice for visa customers. If you are in the UK and your visa is due to expire before 31 July 2020, we’ve shared the Home Office’s latest guidance below.

If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020

If your current visa is due to expire in May, June or July, it will be extended. In an update on 22 May, the Home Office confirmed that if your visa is due to expire it will be extended to 31 July 2020, if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19). This applies if you cannot leave the UK at present but are not planning to stay in the UK in the long term.

How To Apply For An Extension

You must request an extension by updating your records with the Coronavirus Immigration Team. The Home Office will expect you to return to your home country as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

You can apply to extend your visa yourself through the Home Office’s website.  If you would like advice or support with the form, you can contact our team on 01274 727373.

I need to speak to the Home Office – what can I do?

For any coronavirus / immigration related enquires, you can call the Home Office’s Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. If you’ve emailed the help centre already, please do not contact them by phone. Telephone: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). This line is for coronavirus related questions only.

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