28 April 2020

The Home Office has released updated guidance confirming the process to extend a 30 day entry vignette for those who have successfully applied for a UK visa overseas but have been unable to travel due to COVID-19.

Individuals can now request a replacement visa with revised validity dates free of charge until the end of this year.

To make a request, contact the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre (CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk). You will need to include your name, nationality, date of birth and your GWF reference number with ‘REPLACEMENT 30 DAY VISA’ in the subject line.

You will then be contacted when the visa application centres reopen to arrange for a replacement visa to be endorsed in your passport.

You will not be penalised for being unable to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card while coronavirus measures are in place.

This process will be in place until the end of 2020.