Template: How to apply for UK visa extension related to coronavirus.

If you’re in the UK and your leave expires between 24 January 2020 and 31 May 2020. Your visa will be extended to 31 May 2020if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

You must send you info to CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk. to update your records if your visa is expiring. Here is a template:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am requesting an extension of stay on behalf of my [visa type],Unfortunately, due to the [reason, for example: travel restrictions reasons related to coronavirus], my flights have been cancelled twice. So I’m not able to leave the UK on time. According to the new coronavirus immigration guidance launched by home office on 24thMarch 2020, I would like to extend my stay in the UK until 31th May 2020. Enclosed herewith are the following supporting information:

Full name: 

Date of birth: 


Previous visa reference number: Find VAF No on your passport

Why I can’t go back to my home country: 

I kindly request you to approve an extended for my [visa type]. Should any questions or concerns arise regarding this application, please feel free to contact me by email.


Your name

If you’re applying to stay in the UK long-term

During these unique circumstances you’ll be able to apply from the UK to switch to a long-term UK visa until 31 May. This includes applications where you would usually need to apply for a visa from your home country.

You’ll need to meet the same visa requirements and pay the UK application fee.

This includes those whose leave has already been automatically extended to 31 March 2020.

You can apply online. The terms of your leave will remain the same until your application is decided.

If you’re outside the UK

Many UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) are closed or offering limited services. Here is the latest update for UK visa applications in different countries.

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You can also call the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre if needed

Telephone: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

UK Visa Partners will keep eyes on the latest policy related to coronavirus. Take care and stay safe.

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