The UK Government has published guidance for those affected by changes to UK immigration and borders due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)“Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for UK Visa Applicants and Temporary UK Residents” and throughout the Pandemic it has been frequently updated on visa applications / suspensions, appointment centre closures, concessions and other aspects of the UK’s immigration and nationality system.

We closely monitor these changes and bring you most recent updates.

This guidance is for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. It was first published on 24 March 2020 and last updated on 19 May 2021.

Updated current changes include new information for those outside the UK whose leave has expired before they are able to return to the UK and the eligibility criteria for the new Covid Visa Concession Scheme (CVCV).

Updates also include information referring to the free replacement of expired vignettes, updated exceptional assurance visa expiry dates and extension of concessions to the family and private life section as summarised below.

If you would like any further information on any of the above, or would like to discuss your particular circumstances and how Knights could help, please contact a member of Knights' Immigration team.