If applicant is in the UK and their leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020.
Applicant’s visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if they cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
If they have already had their visa extended to 31 May 2020 they visa will be extended automatically to 31 July 2020.
Applicant will be expected to return to their home country as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
Applicant can apply from the UK to switch to a long-term UK visa until 31 July 2020 if their leave expires between 24/01/20 and 31/07/20. They’ll need to meet the requirements of the route you are applying for and pay the UK application fee.
A dedicated COVID-19 immigration team has been set up within UKVI to make the process as straightforward as possible. Anyone in this situation just needs to contact this team, via this email address CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk, to let them know their visa has expired and they will be issued with an extension.
The Home Office – “Coronavirus Immigration Helpline”:
Telephone: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
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