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. The Home Office has announced that everyone in the UK with leave expiring between 24 January and 31 May 2020 will have their visa automatically extended to 31 May. However this is not automatic – you must contact the Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) to update your records. You must provide:
- your full name (include any middle names)
- date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
- your previous visa reference number
- why you can’t go back to your home country, for example if the border has closed