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Visas for Chinese nationals in the UK and residents of China

The government has advised that Chinese nationals in the UK, compliant with their visa conditions prior to the coronavirus outbreak, will have their leave automatically extended to 31 March 2020 if their visa has an expiry date between 24 January 2020 and 30 March 2020.

You don’t need to do anything to get this extension and will be subject to the same immigration conditions as your last visa.

Your new expiry date (31 March 2020) will be added to UK Visa Immigration’s systems.

Further information is available here.

Information is also available on the following categories:

Switching to a Tier 2 category in the UK

British nationals whose passport is at a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in China

Chinese or third country nationals whose passport is at a Visa Application Centre (VAC)

Licensed Tier 2, Tier 4 or Tier 5 sponsors: absences due to coronavirus

The Home Office will keep this under review, especially if the length of absences mean a potential repeat of period of studies become necessary.

For more information, please see the government’s Coronavirus immigration guidance.