Immigration and COVID-19

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GOV.UK CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Home Office has published guidance on GOV.UK on immigration provisions for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 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.

The guidance documents on immigration and COVID-19 can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents

The Home Office has also established a Coronavirus Immigration Team to deal with immigration queries related to the coronavirus and its impact on visas and applications. The team can be emailed at:

Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk

In order to receive a robust and comprehensive response from the team, we encourage individuals to include the following in their email:

  • Full name (include any middle names)

  • DOB (dd/mm/yyyy)

  • Nationality

  • Existing visa details: Reason that has required them to extend their stay (for example, the suspension of all flight to their place of permanent residence)

Emails are responded within 5 working days.

The Coronavirus Immigration Team can also be contacted by phone.

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

Should you wish to receive tailored and personal advice from an Immigration Specialist in regards to your immigration options, contact one of our specialist today by email immigration@queensbury-consulting.com or by phone on (0)20 7 096 2041

The information in this article is for general information purposes only and does not purport to provide legal advice. Whilst we try to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be emphasised that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. The Queensbury Group accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this news article. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Queensbury. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Queensbury.

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