April 21st, 2020
The Home Office guidance published on 24 March 2020 confirmed that if you are currently in the UK and unable to return home due to the COVID-19 crisis and your current visa expires between 24 January 2020 – 31 May 2020, then your leave will be extended until 31 May 2020.
However, this is extension not automatic, and you must now notify the Home Office by submitting a COVID-19 UK Visa & Immigration form at https://gov.smartwebportal.co.uk/homeoffice/public/webform.asp?id=199&id2=5C97E7.
You will be required to provide the following details:
– your full name (include any middle names)
– date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
– your previous visa reference number
– why you cannot go back to your home country (for example if the border has closed)