Coronavirus and the UK immigration system (as of 24 March 2020)

UK visa application centres

Outside the UK

VFS Global, which runs many of the UK visa application centres aboard, has a dedicated coronavirus page listing the ones which have closed. As of 24 March 2020, it reports that:

UK has stopped accepting visa applications in Wuhan (China), Gurugram and North Mumbai (India), Kingston (Jamaica), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Lima (Peru), the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle (USA), Caracas (Venezuela), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Bogota (Colombia) , Miami (USA) , Gurgaon (India) , Beijing , Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Xi’an (China), Bangalore – Whitefield & Electronic City, Noida and Thiruvananthapuram (India), Nassau (Bahamas), Bridgetown (Barbados), Hamilton (Bermuda), Georgetown (Cayman Islands), Santa Domingo (Dominican Republic), Quito and Guyaquil (Ecuador), Georgetown (Guyana), Goa, Lucknow, Mysuru and Jaipur (India), Tehran (Iran), Castries (St Lucia), Guatemala City (Guatemala), Sharjah (UAE), and Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle & Washington DC (USA).

In addition, it says that “UK has stopped accepting Priority Visa applications in Japan, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Brunei”.

Other immigration news

Subject Access Requests

The Subject Access Request Unit has informed that it is only processing requests made online, and only providing data held electronically, until further notice. The unit can be contacted at [email protected]

Posted on Mar 24, 2020.


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