Much anticipated UKVI guidance on the coronavirus has been published and it has sensibly set out a number of provisions for those who already hold a visa in the UK. There is also the introduction of the UKVI coronavirus immigration helpline (free call: 0800 678 1767 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), and an email address for queries not covered by this guidance. At first glance, the guidance is helpful but questions remain for those who may have pending applications in China and issues applicants may face in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The world is currently reeling from the outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan City, China and its potential spread around the world. In this blog we examine some of the immigration consequences of the outbreak from a UK perspective.