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March 29, 2020

UK Visa Update: Full advice for temporary UK residents and UK Visa applicants outside the UK

If  UK Visa Applicant in the UK and their visa (leave expires) between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020

Applicant’s visa will be extended to 31 May 2020 if they cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus. Applicant must contact the Coronavirus Immigration Team of Home Office to update their records if their visa is expiring, then Home Office must notify and confirm that applicant’s visa has been extended.

 If Applicant is 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. This includes applications where applicant would usually need to apply for a visa from applicant’s home country. Applicant will need to meet the same visa requirements and pay the UK application fee.

This includes those whose leave has already been automatically extended to 31 March 2020. Applicant can apply online. The terms of their leave will remain the same until their application is decided, however applicant cannot book an appointment as UK Visa Application Centres; Post Office Enrolment Services are temporarily closed until further notice.

If applicant has already made an appointment or have a biometric enrolment letter

Applicant’s immigration status will not be negatively affected as a result of them not being able to attend an appointment or enrol biometrics at the Post Office.

If applicant is outside the UK

Many UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) are closed or offering limited services. In some areas the UK cannot send visa vignettes across some borders and routes due to border restrictions. If applicant has an appointment and the VAC is now closed, they will be contacted and told their appointment will not take place. English Testing Centres are also affected.


You can request consultation from our immigration lawyers over the phone as in person.

Mann’s Solutions is international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration lawyers regulated by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).

For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at or call +44 207 993 63 46.