Statement from the Home Office regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)
On 24 March the Home Office released a statement regarding immigration and the coronavirus. Most importantly, if you are in the UK and your right of residence expires between January 24 and May 31 2020 your permission to stay here will automatically be extended until 31 May 2020 if you cannot leave from the United Kingdom due to travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
- • Your full name (including any middle name)
- • Date of birth
- • Nationality
- • Reference number of previous visa
- • Reason why you cannot return to your country of origin, for example, if the border has been closed
See the Home Office statement here
LAH free Immigration Advice
supported more than 800 people in 2018-19
In 2018 we provided free legal advice to more than 800 people in connection with their immigration matters. Our Immigration Law Advice and Casework Service was funded by Trust for London and provided by our in-house solicitor.
The majority of the advice provided was about residence for EU nationals and their family members. We also advised people regarding acquisition of British citizenship, extension of leave to remain, visas for spouses of British nationals, appeals, Judicial reviews, etc.
Our challenges for 2019 are a few and complex. From 30 March 2019 all Europeans and their family members will need to register under the new settlement scheme and therefore we will spend a great part of our time and resources advising people on that subject. We will do this without forgetting those who contact us regarding other immigration matters and prioritising vulnerable people.
Our Immigration Law Advice and Casework Service is funded by Trust for London and is provided by our in-house solicitor.