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Visas: Coronavirus

Home Office written question – answered on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending all visa categories to compensate for the time lost during the covid-19 lockdown.

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

This government has taken the unprecedented measure of extending visas until 31 July in order to support people unable to leave the UK, due to circumstances outside of their control.

The Home Office has put in place a range of measures to support those affected by the covid-19 outbreak, full details of which are published on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents.

We continue to monitor the situation closely and take exceptional circumstances into account.

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