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COVID-19 and UK immigration: Advice for employers

COVID-19 and UK immigration: Advice for employers

On 24 March the UK's Home Secretary published a helpful new concession for people holding visas that expire between 24 January 2020 and 30 May 2020.  Those who are currently unable to return to their home country due to travel restriction or self-isolation will be able to extend their visas to 31 May 2020, through a new email process.

This is a welcome move and should provide some reassurance to employees who are approaching a visa expiry and unable to travel and wondering what it will mean, including for their families.  As always, even the simplest of concessions can bring complex operational considerations. To help you plan, we have prepared a short briefing note setting out how you might approach the issue and support your employees. Read it here.