COVID-19 guidance update

The Home Office updated the COVID-19 guidance on 2 July 2020:

Biometric data enrolment

If you have previously provided your fingerprints to the UKVI, the Home Office may be able to re-use your fingerprints as part of your new visa application. However, you will need to send a photo of yourself and scanned copies of your supporting documents.

In order to do so, the UKVI will email you with instructions on how to proceed.

This means that you will not need to attend a UKVCAS or SSC appointment to provide your biometric data.

If for any reason you are unable to provide your information once contacted by the UKVI, you will be asked to book a biometric appointment.

UKVCAS Service Status

UKVCAS has opened the booking system for migrants who registered with UKVCAS between 27 March 2020 and 30 April 2020.

The applicants will receive an email from UKVCAS before 4 July 2020 asking them to book a biometric appointment

Travel corridor countries

From 10 July 2020, you will not need to self-isolate on arrival to the UK if you are arriving from any of the following travel corridor countries listed below.

If you have been to or stopped at a country that is not on the following list, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days or until it has been 14 days since you left that country.

AndorraGermanyNew Zealand
Antigua and BarbudaGreeceNorway
AustriaGuadeloupeSan Marino
BahamasHong KongSerbia
BelgiumIcelandSouth Korea
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaItalySpain
CroatiaJamaicaSt Barthélemy
CuraçaoJapanSt Kitts and Nevis
CyprusLiechtensteinSt Lucia
Czech RepublicLithuaniaSt Pierre and Miquelon
Faroe IslandsMaltaTrinidad and Tobago
FinlandMonacoVatican City
French PolynesiaNew Caledonia 

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