COVID-19: UK Visa and Immigration Services

COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the UK’s Visa and Immigration Service.

Sopra Steria

After nine weeks, the UK government has finally started easing the lockdown slowly and cautiously. The UKVCAS, led by Sopra Steria on behalf of UKVI, currently remains closed for the safety of its customers and staff. However, following the changes in the Public Health England guidance, Sopra has announced that they are working on plans to support a controlled and phased restart of its  operations in conjunction with  the UKVI. Further information will be provided in the next few weeks.

For those applicants who have an appointment scheduled, please do not attend until you are contacted by Sopra to confirm that the UKVCAS service has resumed.

VFS Global

All UK Visa Application Centres have been temporarily closed until further notice.

New appointments will not be able to book whilst the processing of current applications will be delayed.


In light of the current Coronavirus alert, the UK Visa Application Centres in Russia are closed until further notice. For instance: Ekaterinburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, and St. Petersburg.

Overseas Visitors Records Office (OVRO)

Coronavirus (Covid-19): registration services are currently suspended.

If you have an appointment you should have received a notification by email. There will be no penalty action taken against anyone who is unable to attend an appointment or book a new appointment.

Contact Our Immigration Team

For expert advice regarding any aspect of the UK visa application, please contact our immigration team on 0203 384 3075.

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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