Applying for a replacement of a 30/90 days vignette

If you were unable to travel to the UK and your 30-day entry clearance vignette has expired, you can request a replacement free of charge, until the end of 2020. The replacement vignette will be valid for a period of 90-days, during which you must enter the UK.

This only applies for visas to work, study or join a family member in the UK. It does not apply to other visa categories.

There are two ways in which you can request a replacement.

You can contact the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre by sending an email in English to [email protected]

You’ll need to include your name, nationality, date of birth and your GWF reference number with ‘REPLACEMENT 30 DAY VISA’ in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can visit the visa application centre in the country of application. However, the process may vary depending on your location. You can check the process on TLS Contact if you are applying from Europe, Africa and some parts of the Middle East.

For all other countries you will need to visit VFS Global.

Please note that if you applied from New Zealand you will need to contact the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. Once approved, you will need to post your documents and include a self-address prepaid envelope for each applicant to:

UK Visa Application Centre (VFS Global)
Private Bag 115–770
Shortland Street

If you applied at the Premium Centre in Auckland, you can follow either of the above steps.

Please contact us on 02033843075 or email [email protected] to book a consultation.

The content of this article is for general use and information only. Since each case should be prepared on its own merit and in light of the constant amendments to the Immigration Rules, it is important to note that the information provided must not be relied upon unless Migra & Co has either given written consent or has been officially engaged in relation to a specific immigration matter. As a result, Migra & Co will take no responsibility for any damage, cost or loss resulting from relying on the information contained in this article, blog and website.

We remain open for business and can arrange meetings by phone call or video conferencing to advise and assist with any UK immigration matters.
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