Category: Coronavirus resources

Here you will find resources we have marked as relevant to coronavirus. These are either ILPA-produced documents or government guidance documents. Please look out for our regular emails on coronavirus issues to see where will be taking member feedback.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): landlord right to rent checks (30 March 2020)

UKVI has published temporary changes to landlord right to rent checks: ‘Advice for landlords carrying out right to rent checks during the coronavirus pandemic‘. As this has been published on a web page, we have uploaded a pdf version below so that members are able to easily access this once it has been updated or […]

Letter from the Home Office re asylum accommodation

Letter from the Home Office confirming the following: “I have taken the decision that, for the next three months, we will not be requiring people to leave our accommodation because their asylum claim or appeal has been finally decided (as would normally be the case). This decision will be reviewed ahead of the end of […]

 UKVI update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents of 27 March 2020

Updated 27 March 2020 UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS), Post Office enrolment services and Service and Support Centres (SSCs) are temporarily closed because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Update from UKVI: Change to the Travel Documents service due to the Covid-19 situation (30 March 2020)

Please see the below message from UKVI: ———————————————————————————————————————————————– Please see the message below regarding changes in our service due to the Covid-19 situation. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, many public services will be affected by the necessary restrictions that have been put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. These restrictions impact […]

Update from UKVI: Asylum Decisions by email (30 March 2020)

We have received the below from UKVI setting out the process for service of asylum decisions electronically: ———————————————————————————————————————————————- We are continually looking for ways to improve our service and during this time actually keep some of it going which is why we have developed a process to enable us to maintain the service of decisions […]

Update on ILPA recommendations to the Home Office on Covid-19 (25 March 2020)

UKVI update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) factsheet: visa customers outside of the UK (24 March 2020)

Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK

Due to the operational impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), most of the UK’s visa applications centres are currently closed. All visa decision waiting times will be delayed until further notice. The ‘priority service’ and ‘super priority service’ are suspended for applications made outside the UK.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsor

The Home Office has issued new guidance for Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors which largely repeats the guidance that has been circulated elsewhere.