Our immigration law advice clinic has started up again, this time as a telephone service. Call us on 020 7538 4909 to see if we can help and make an appointment.
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 must request an extension by updating your records with the Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) 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.
You will be expected to return to your home country as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.
This advice applies to visa applicants and temporary UK residents. Further information on what to do if you’re applying to stay in the UK long-term or applying from outside the UK can be found here.
How we can help:
We help people fleeing persecution overseas to be granted asylum in this country. We help to reunite families separated by international borders. We help women escape violence at home.
We can help with things like:
- Asylum claims and appeals
- Entry clearance
- Applications for leave to remain in the UK
- Domestic violence
- Victims of trafficking
- Judicial Review
European Union Settlement Scheme:
The EU Settlement Scheme allows EU citizens to continue to live, work and study in the UK without any immigration time restrictions after the UK leaves the European Union. Here’s the Home Office Guidance on the subject.
Making an application under the scheme is straightforward for many people and only means completing three key steps:
- prove your identity
- show that you live in the UK
- declare any criminal convictions
But for some people, the process of applying is more complex. We are part of the EU Settled Status Complex Cases Project, set up for EU citizens living in England who have a more complex case or need additional help. Contact us to see if we can help.
You can also find information and guidance here: