The UK Home Office extends visas to 31 July 2020. The nationals who cannot leave the UK because of the coronavirus, will not be regarded as overstayers.
If your visa expires between January 24 and July 31, 2020, you will be able to renew it until July 31. Apply for an extension and submit the form to the UK Visas & Immigration. The rules are only valid during the pandemic period. If you have already applied for this service and extended your visa until May 31, you will extend it until July 31 automatically.
One of the conditions for the extension is an explanation of the reason for remaining in the UK.
The nationals can also switch to a long-term UK visa until 31 July 2020 if their visas expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020. This includes applications where nationals would usually need to apply for an entry clearance from their home country.
The applicants have to meet the immigration requirements of the type of the visa they are applying for and pay the correct application fee.
This includes those applicants, who have already extended their leave to remain to 31 July 2020.
It is possible to apply online. The terms of the applicant’s leave will remain the same until their application is decided.