Temporary concession for Syrians to Stay in the UK

From 15 October 2012 until 15 March 2013 Syrian nationals with temporary permission to stay in the UK have more ways to extend their visa in the UK under a new concession.

As a Syrian national if your permission to stay in the UK (leave to remain) is about to expire, or has expired in the last 28 days, we can extend your visa for the same amount of time as you were originally granted.

This means that even if you are on a 6 month visit visa, we can extend your stay for a further 6 months.you can even be given permission to switch into another visa category.

Switching to a different visa category in the UK
Normally you would be required to leave the UK to switch to another visa category. Under this new concession you may apply to switch categories from inside the UK.

One restriction on which categories you can apply to switch into is that you cannot switch into a settlement visa route.

You must apply whilst your current visa is valid or within 28 days of it expiring, pay the correct fee and meet the requirements of the category which you are applying under.

If any documents are unavailable because of the conflict in Syria, then you should explain why in your application.

To benefit from this concession or any other application, do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 126 1350 or visit our contact us page.

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