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 resources

 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).

Coronavirus resources

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 […]

UKVI Documents | Refugee

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 […]

Coronavirus resources

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

Coronavirus resources

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

Coronavirus resources | Economic Migration

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.

UKVI Documents | Economic Migration

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.

UKVI Documents

Email from UKVI to licensed sponsors re Covid-19 guidance (26 March 2020)

Licensed sponsors were sent the following email from UKVI on 26 March 2020. Dear partner, On Tuesday 24 March, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) published guidance on GOV.UK on immigration provisions for individuals affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes are now in effect and full details are available at A summary of the […]

Coronavirus resources

Updated ILPA comments on Covid-19 policy (26 March 2020)