26 May 2020
UK immigration update – COVID-19
New measures for international arrivals
From 8 June 2020, all international arrivals into the UK (unless exempt) will be required to complete a contact locator form at the border and self-isolate in accommodation for 14 days from the date of arrival.
Compliance checks will be undertaken at the border and during the 14 day self-isolation period – individuals who fail these checks may face enforcement action, including: refusal of entry to the UK, fixed penalty notices, prosecution, fines and/or removal from the UK.
COVID-19 provisions extended to 31 July 2020
The Home Office has extended the COVID-19 provisions – individuals whose UK immigration permission is due to expire between 24 January to 31 July 2020 may now:
* request for their permission to be extended to 31 July 2020; and/or
* apply from within the UK to switch to another immigration category.
Individuals who have already had their permission extended to 31 May 2020 by the Home Office’s Coronavirus Immigration Team (CIT) will have their permission automatically extended to 31 July 2020.
If you are considering moving to the UK, you have your right of entry confirmed you have until Monday 1st June 2020, to enter the UK without having to go into quarantine. If you are relocating to London or the UK after this date and need temporary compliant and safe accommodation please contact us now.
Citrus Relocation acknowledges Laura Devine Immigration Lawyers for the updated UK entry information regarding Covid-19