The UK Home Office extends visas to 31 July 2020. The nationals who cannot leave the UK because of the coronavirus, the HO will not regard as overstayers.
Your visa may expire between 24 January and 31 July 2020. Then, you will be able to renew it until 31 July. Apply for an extension and submit the form to the UK Visas & Immigration. The rules are only valid during the pandemic period. You might have already applied for this service and extended your visa until 31 May. Еhereby, you will spread it until 31 July automatically.
One of the conditions for the extension is an explanation of the reason for remaining in the UK.
Consultation appointments are a great way to have all your immigration questions answered by one of our experienced team of immigration lawyers. We can understand that you may be unsure about an application you are making on your own or want to know your next steps. Therefore, our team will advise you on all your options.
However, you may not know which type of visa you want to apply for. So, our lawyers can tell you for which permit you are eligible. We will also clarify which forms you’ll need to complete. Furthermore, we’ll advise the documents and supporting evidence required to give your application the best possible success chance.
We offer a consultation appointment face to face with a lawyer in our Hammersmith office. Just let us know at the time of booking how you would like to have your immigration consultation. Thereupon, provide us with your contact details, and we will do the rest.
You can also select a virtual appointment with a lawyer through one of the online chats. Skype, Zoom, Facebook messenger, Google meets, WhatsUp are at our disposal.
Home Office extends Long-term visas
The nationals can also switch to a long-term UK visa until 31 July 2020. They can only do that if their visas expire between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020. It includes applications where nationals would usually need to apply for entry clearance from their home country.
The applicants have to meet the immigration requirements of the type of visa they are applying for. Besides, they have to pay the correct application fee.
It 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 the end of the decision-making process on their application.