If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020:

Your visa will be extended to 31 July 2020 if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

You’ll need to request an extension by updating your records with the Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) at the Home Office if your visa is expiring and you cannot leave the UK at present but are not planning to stay in the UK in the long term.

If you have already had your visa extended to 31 May 2020 you visa will be extended automatically to 31 July 2020.

If you’re applying to stay in the UK long-term

You can apply from the UK to switch to a long-term UK visa until 31 July 2020 if your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020. This includes applications where you would usually need to apply for a visa from your home country.

You’ll need to meet the requirements of the route you are applying for and pay the UK application fee.

This includes those whose leave has already been extended to 31 July 2020.

You can apply online – please note terms of your leave will remain the same until your application is decided.

Application and Service Centres in the UK

Some UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS) reopen for existing customers on 1 June 2020. You can check which UKVCAS centres are open.

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