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Coronavirus (COVID-19) visa extensions

Who this applies to

This advice is for visa holders and applicants in Jersey whose permissions expired between 1 March 2020 and 31 July 2020 and were unable to leave Jersey / UK because of travel restrictions or isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

If you met these criteria you were able to request an extension of your visa which was automatically extended to 31 July 2020.

Now travel restrictions are lifting globally you will no longer be able to extend your visa automatically on this basis and you are expected to take all reasonable steps to leave Jersey/ UK where it is possible to do so.

To allow time to make the necessary arrangements to leave Jersey/ UK you will be given an extra month’s grace period to 31 August 2020.

During the grace period the conditions of your stay in Jersey will remain the same as the visa or permissions you were granted.

What you need to do

If you're unable to leave Jersey or UK by 31 August 2020 you must email Jersey Customs and Immigration Service.

You must provide the following:

  • full name (including any middle names)
  • date of birth
  • nationality
  • previous visa expiry date
  • explanation of your current circumstances and why you are unable to go back to your home country
  • scanned copy of passport bio-data page and page showing current immigration permissions

You will be contacted by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service who will provide you with further advice. 

You do not need to contact us if you're able to leave Jersey or UK by 31 August 2020.

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