On 17 February, and in a later update on 27 February, the Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration issued immigration guidance in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These updates acknowledged the difficulty that many would face in leaving the UK at this tense and uncertain time. Consequently, the Home Office stated that “most people in the UK whose immigration status is affected by the coronavirus outbreak will get an automatic extension of their visa until 31 March 2020”. Given this date is fast approaching and that many countries have implemented travel bans, these guidelines are likely to be updated imminently. In order to keep everyone updated, Gherson will be posting regular updates and videos clearly explaining the guidance being issued by the Home Office.
Gherson specializes in all aspects of UK immigration law. Should you have any specific questions regarding the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on your UK immigration status, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are able to arrange meetings either by virtual conferencing or in person as may be preferred.
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