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UK expands visa reprieve for Covid-19 stranded foreigners to July 31

Those who contact the Home Office for these visa extensions will be expected to return to their home countries as soon as possible once flight and border restrictions are lifted

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By extending people's visas further, we are giving them peace of mind that they are able to stay in the UK until the end of July if they are unable to leave the country safely, said UK Home Secretary Priti Patel

Press Trust of India London
The UK government on Friday announced a further extension of all expiring or expired visas of foreign nationals, including Indians, unable to return to their home countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, until July 31.
The extension, initially announced until May 31, has been extended by two months and will apply to anyone whose leave to remain in the UK expired after January 24 and they are still unable to leave the country because of travel restrictions or self-isolation.
By extending people's visas further, we are giving them peace of mind that they are able to stay in the UK until the

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First Published: May 22 2020 | 11:52 PM IST

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