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Great news! The UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS) will resume operations in phases starting from 1st June. The UK Visa and Immigration Services in each country will start providing visa application services in stages; the India UK Visa Application Centre will be reopening, accepting visa applications and making appointments online from 1st June. 

Please be aware that there are a limited number of appointments available each day, so talk with your advisor as soon as possible to find out about the visa application process. 

We have summarized the latest important announcements on UK visas for you, so let’s get up to speed on the latest visa application information! 

Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents 

Important Details 

  1. If you are currently in the UK and your visa expires before 31st July 2020. 
  2. You have a six-month visa waiver in the UK, but due to the travel ban, you are currently unable to leave the country and must extend your visa until 31st July. If your visa has expired, you must update your records with the Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) online, in order to extend your visa until 31st July.
  3. Please note: If you have already extended your visa to 31st May, it will be automatically extended to the end of July. 
  4. You can also apply for a change to a long-term visa online before 31st July, but before the application is confirmed the visa expiration date will remain unchanged. 
  5. If you are currently in the UK and are awaiting the outcome of your Tier 4 Student Visa application. 
  6. If you have already obtained your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and apply before your visa expires, you may continue your studies. If your application is rejected, all classes must be suspended immediately. 
  7. Some science and engineering students must apply for an ATAS certificate, and applications for these will start to be accepted on 1st June as well. However, the UK government suggests you don’t apply unless you are sure you’re going to study in the UK, distance learners do not require an ATAS certificate. If you have any questions about the ATAS certificate, you can make an appointment to speak with an Intake advisor about it. 
  8. If you have applied for a Tier 2 or Tier 5 visa to work in the UK and are currently awaiting the outcome of your application, you may have obtained a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), through which you may continue working. 
  9. If you are in India and are planning to apply for a UK student visa for this year's intake. You’re more than welcome to get in touch with an Intake study abroad advisor, make sure you get the latest information on UK student visas and apply at the right time. 
  10. If you wish to cancel your UK visa application 
  11. If you have not yet travelled to the UK and have not provided your fingerprints and photo, we recommend that you apply for cancellation online. If you have already provided your biometric information, you must send an email to the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre to cancel the visa application. 

A friendly reminder! 

According to Indian government regulations, all students who enter the UK Visa Application Centre will be asked to maintain social distance, do a temperature check and wear a mask. 

Not an Intake member but still want to make use of the visa service? 

Click here and talk to our advisors. 

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