Can I make my visa application from inside the UK?

If you can’t leave the UK due to Covid-19, you can now apply for leave within the UK, when you would normally need to leave the UK to make the application.

You can apply online and will need to pay the application fee. The terms of your leave will remain the same whilst you wait for a decision on your application. You’ll need to meet the requirements of the route that you are applying for in order to switch to the route successfully.

If your visa is expiring between 1 January 2021 and 28 February 2021and you cannot leave the UK, but you do not wish to stay in the UK on a long-term basis, you can request additional time to stay in the UK, known as ‘exceptional assurance’. This is not a grant of leave, but will permit you to stay in the UK for the additional time until you are able to leave the UK.

If you are unsure about whether you can meet those requirements, speak to one of our team of specialist immigration advisors.