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COVID-19 UK Visas & Immigration form – free 12-month healthcare worker visa extension


Background


The Government has renewed its previous visa extension offer for key, frontline health workers and their eligible family dependants.


If you’re a health worker, you may be eligible for a 1-year extension to your visa for free. This is because of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Eligibility Criteria

To get the extension, you must:

The extension will apply from the date your visa is due to expire.

If your visa is due to expire after 31 March 2021, or you are changing employer you will not get the free extension. You’ll need to extend your visa in the normal way.

If you’re eligible, your family dependants may also be able to get a 1-year extension.


Eligible professions


Your visa will be extended if you’re a:

Check with your employer if you’re not sure whether you work in an eligible profession.


Family members

Your family dependants may also be able to get a 1-year extension to their visas for free. To be eligible, all of the following must be true:

The extension will apply from the date their visa is due to expire.

If you’re a health worker with indefinite leave to remain, your family members will not be eligible to extend their visas for free. They will need to extend their visas in the normal way.


Instructions

If you fall into the eligible criteria set out above, we require you to register your interest in the extension through submitting this short form, filling in complete with your details and those of your dependents.

We will then send you a subsequent message with instructions on how to complete your application for the free extension, by submitting a selfie and scan of your Biometric Residency Permit (BRP), or other identity document where one is not available.

UKVI will then verify your eligibility with your employer and extend your leave and return a new BRP, with extended dates, to you once the process is complete.

Please complete all fields on the form, in English only. If you do not have any dependent family members, please leave these fields blank

You may wish to take a screenshot of the completed form before submitting it, for your own records.

If your email address is entered correctly, soon after submitting the form you’ll receive a confirmation email. Please respond to this as soon as possible and not more than 48 hours after you receive it.

Once the form, scanned identity document and selfie have been submitted to us, and your employer verifies your eligibility, the majority of cases will be concluded within 4 weeks.

Once the form, scanned identity document and selfie have been submitted to us, and your employer verifies your eligibility, the majority of cases will be concluded within 4 weeks.


How we use your data

The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your request. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.

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