The government has announced that people who are in the UK and their visa expires between 24th January and 31st of May, will receive an extension on the Visa to 31 May 2020. This is due to the travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements caused by coronavirus (COVID-19)
If your visa expires in that time period, please contact the Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) in order to update your records. You will need to provide the following:
- Your full name (include any middle names)
- Date of birth
- Your previous visa reference number
- Why you can’t go back to your home country, for example, if the border has closed
- You will be notified when your request is received and when your visa has been extended.
Contacting the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre
All your immigration queries and concerns related to the coronavirus can be directed to the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. These are their contact information:
Emails must be in English and will be answered within 5 days.
Telephone: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm)
Calls are free of charge. If you’ve emailed the help centre already, please do not contact them by phone.
You can get more in-depth information about the immigration-related coronavirus advice on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents