What if my visa is expiring and I can’t get an appointment?

You shouldn’t worry; the submission of an in-time application online will protect your status in the UK, so you’ll be able to lawfully remain in the UK until an appointment is available. If it is your intention to remain in the UK long-term, you can still submit an application to remain, even though you may need to wait before an appointment is available.

Some Tier 4 applicants will also be able to upload their photo and documents via UKVCAS’ IDV app rather than attending an appointment. Eligible applicants will receive an email.

If you are in the UK lawfully, and you planned on returning home, but still cannot leave the UK due to coronavirus, you are able to request additional time if your leave expires between 1 September and 30 November 2020. You will need to complete the COVID-19 UK Visas & Immigration form – Exceptional Assurance, and must explain the reason that you are unable to travel.