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The need for guidance from UK Visas and Immigration considering Coronavirus: How we can help you


Advice released by the UK Government on 27 February 2020, allowed the automatic extension of the visas of Chinese nationals which are due to expire in the UK.


If your Visa is expiring soon: How we can help


However, if you have a visa that is due to expire, or are in the process of making an extension application, then you need further clarity from the Government regarding the further impacts of coronavirus. 


This is where we can help. We understand the difficulties that you face in ight of the coronavirus outbreak. Our business partners at Immigration.UK have decades’ experience in dealing with a range of visa related enquiries and applications.


Breaking Immigration Laws: Greater clarity needed 


Several businesses and individuals are concerned about accidentally breaking the Immigration laws, and await specific guidance from the UK Home Office about whether any more nationalities will be entitled to an automatic extension, or other visa rights. 


Key questions for you


As a firm, we await further details from UK Visas and Immigration. If you enlist us to advise you on your visa application(s), here are some of the questions that you will need answers to:


  1. What should you do if you have a visa and you cannot travel to the UK in the initial 30-day period that is typed on your UK visa vignette?

  2. If you are sick/ill and are a visa holder, what will happen if you cannot return to the UK before your visa expires?

  3. Will those overseas nationals who cannot leave the UK or apply to extend their stay in the UK before their visa expires, be classified as “overstayers”?

  4. Will you need to register or update your Police Registration Certificates within 7 days, as normal?

  5. If you are in the UK on a Tier 2 work visa, will your employer be given flexibility regarding right to work checks and complying with the sponsor licence, due to coronavirus? 


Next steps: How we can help you


If you have any problems with your current visa, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you, particularly in light of the uncertainty caused by coronavirus. Our experts will guide you through queries which you may have, relating to residency and citizenship.


As soon as the Home Office begins to answer these questions, our business partners at Immigration.UK are available to support and guide you through the visa application process, for a variety of different visa categories. They are a firm with  decades’ long experience in Immigration Law, and are regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.


We strongly advise on beginning any application planned for the next 6 to 12 months, as soon as possible. This is because of the continued uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, casting doubt on the capability of banks, law firms and government departments to process your application, within the usual timeframes.


Astons is a leading global immigration advisory firm with offices in London, Beijing, Moscow, Dubai and Limassol (Republic of Cyprus) and offers residency & citizenship investment solutions worldwide including UKTurkeyVanuatuEU & the Caribbean


For further information or to discuss your personal circumstances in a private consultation, please contact Astons at or call +44 207 292 2977