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UK visas extended because of COVID-19


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The UK government stated visa holders in the UK who cannot leave the UK to return home due to the COVID-19 will be able to extend their visas

UK visas extended because of COVID-19

The UK Government has declared that visa holders in the UK who cannot leave the UK to return home due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) will be able to extend their visas. This must be because of self-isolation or travel restrictions related to the pandemic.

If you are in this situation, you will need to contact the COVID-19 Immigration Team and provide specific information.

If you are in the UK legally, but your visa is due to or has already expired, and you cannot leave because of the COVID-19, you will not be considered as an overstayer or suffer any detriment in the future.

This applies if your visa expires between 24th January 2020 and 30th May 2020.

Furthermore, individuals will be able to switch a visa within the UK, instead of having to travel back to their home countries to apply from the outside, like it is normally the case. However, the applicants will need to meet the immigration requirements of the visa they wish to apply to.

Moreover, Tier 4 students will be allowed to undertake distance learning courses due to the current exceptional circumstances.

Additionally, migrant workers will be authorised to work from home for the same reasons, without notifying the Home Office of such changes of circumstances. If the migrant worker is working from home due to other reasons than the COVID-19, this must be reported to the Home Office.

Those arrangements will apply until 31st May 2020 but will be kept under review for possible extension of the period.

Should you wish to extend your visa, please do not hesitate to contact our professional team of Immigration lawyers at Barar and Associates at or call us at 020 7487 8370. You can access more information about us via


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