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Visas: Foreign Nationals

Home Office written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether UK Visas and Immigration plans to apply the automatic three month visa extension offered to Chinese nationals will be offered to all nationalities affected by covid-19.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

We are taking a pragmatic approach to visa extensions due to the coronavirus outbreak. We continue to monitor the situation in all countries, and we are keeping this under constant review.

A dedicated coronavirus immigration helpline https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-immigration-guidance-if-youre-unable-to-return-to-china-from-the-uk#helpline has been set up for those who wish to discuss their circumstances. The freephone number is 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

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