What if I’ve been issued with a visa but cannot travel during its validity?
Between 28 April and 31 December 2020, the Home Office offered a concession for people who had secured entry clearance to the UK but couldn’t travel before their entry clearance vignette expired after 30 days. They offered migrants a free of charge replacement if they contacted the Coronavirus help centre, or local Visa Application Centre. However, this concession has now expired.
Instead, the Home Office should now issue a 90-day entry clearance vignette to all migrants. The cost of replacing an expired 90 day vignette is £154 and you will need to make an appointment to resubmit your biometric information.