GRACE PERIOD UNTIL 31ST AUGUST FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LEAVE UNTIL 31st JULY BUT WHO NEED TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO LEAVE THE UK

In new Coronavirus issued on 29th July 2020 the Home Office has announced, at very short notice, a “ grace period “ for those whose leave will expire before or on 31st July 2020. This is to enable them to make arrangements to leave . Their conditions of stay will remain the same as before they were […]

NEW IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO BE INTRODUCED IN JANUARY 2021

There has been a lot of recent press coverage of the Government’s new immigration system, due to be introduced at the beginning of next year. The most radical change is that it will apply to EU nationals as well as to those from outside the EU. Employers who anticipate needing to employ skilled workers after […]

Coronavirus “Travel Corridors” in place as of 10th July

If you arrive in the UK  after 10th July 2020 you may no longer need to self-isolate , depending on where you arrive from and where else you have been in the last 14 days. Arriving from one of the countries on the relevant Home Office list means that you will not need to self-isolate unless […]

FINANCIAL CONCESSION FOR FAMILY AND PRIVATE LIFE APPLICATIONS WHERE THERE HAS BEEN LOSS OF INCOME DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

If you have lost your job or have a reduced income due to coronavirus this does not mean that you or your family member will be refused a visa or an application to extend leave to remain in the UK. Employment income will be assessed for the period immediately before your income loss as long […]

HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE AFTER ARRIVING IN THE UK

Most people must self-isolate for 14 days if they arrive in the UK from today. This applies to UK residents as well as to visitors. Although it will not generally apply if you are travelling from the “Common Travel Area”( the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) it WILL apply […]

PROVIDING JOURNEY AND CONTACT DETAILS IF YOU ARRIVE IN THE UK FROM 8TH JUNE 2020 ONWARDS

If you plan to arrive in the UK from today onwards you will (with a few exceptions) need to complete a form with information about when and how you will be arriving and where you will be staying for the first 14 days. This applies to UK residents as well as visitors to the UK. […]

Updated Home Office guidance for temporary UK residents and UK visa applicants affected by Coronavirus

If your permission to be in the UK will end before the 31st  July 2020, and you are unable to leave due to travel restrictions or self-isolation , you will be able to request an extension of leave until 31st July. You must complete a special form to request the extension and will be expected to […]

14 days of self-isolation for arrivals in the UK from 8th June 2020

It has been announced that travellers arriving in the UK from 8th June 2020 must self-isolate for 14 days. This will apply to residents and visitors though there will be some exemptions. People planning to travel to the UK will need to complete an on-line form, giving journey and contact details, before they travel. Upon arrival […]

FREE VISA EXTENSIONS- WITH NO IMMIGRATION HEALTH SURCHARGE FOR FRONTLINE HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS

It has today been confirmed that the previously announced automatic extension of leave for NHS doctors, nurses, and paramedics will apply to frontline workers including midwives, radiographers, social workers, and pharmacists, whether they work for the NHS or for the independent sector. Their family members will also have their leave extended for one year. This […]

FREE OF CHARGE REPLACEMENT 30 DAY VISAS UNTIL THE END OF 2020

If you have been granted a visa to travel to the UK within the next 30 days, in order to collect a biometric residence card, what do you do if you cannot now travel to the UK? The Home Office has confirmed that if your visa has expired, or is about to, you will be […]