Employers and Colleges Will Not Face Enforcement Action For Non Attendance of Employees/Students at Work/College Due to Covid 19 Pandemic. Continue reading →
To make it easier for employers to recruit migrant workers during the Covid 19 Pandemic, the Home Office have announced that from 30 March 2020, the following new temporary arrangements are in place. Continue reading →
To alleviate the pressures placed on the NHS due to Covid 19, on 31 March 2020 the Home Office made an announcement that around 2800 migrant doctors, nurses and paramedics are to have their visas automatically extended free of charge for 1 year. They will also not have to pay the IHS Surcharge fee. Continue reading →
The Home Office Covid 19 Guidance states that Chinese nationals in the UK, who have been compliant with the conditions of their visa/leave before the pandemic outbreak, but whose visas have expired between 24 January 2020 and 30 March 2020, will automatically have their visas extended until 31 March 2020. There is no need for a visa holder to do anything. Therefore, for example, if you are a Chinese student or visitor in the UK, you will be permitted to stay in the UK until 31 March 2020, according to this guidance. Continue reading →
The Home Office have today announced a further extension of visa expiry or leave to remain. If individuals are unable to return to their home country before their leave or visa expires because of Covid 19 travel restrictions then their leave to remain or visa is to be extended to 31 May 2020.
Sopra Steria, the Home Office’s appointed commercial partner for obtaining biometric data for immigration applications, has announced that it is to close 31 of its UK Visa & Citizenship Application Service Centres (UKVCAS). The reason given by Sopra Steria for the closures is that these sites are operated in local authority libraries which have been ordered to close by the government because of the risk posed by the Covid 19 Virus. Continue reading →
If you have been issued with a five year biometric residence permit (BRP) which on its face says it will expire in 2025 then you should be aware that as a result of Brexit, it will actually expire on 31 December 2024. Continue reading →