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.
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.