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Coronavirus: Home Office Immigration Status Update

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

You will be required to provide the following details:

– your full name (include any middle names)
– date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
– nationality
– your previous visa reference number
– why you cannot go back to your home country (for example if the border has closed)