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No, your only option is to ask for more time under "exceptional assurance". This is a sort of grace period for people whose visa is ending, and who need to leave the UK, but who cannot leave due to the pandemic.
Please don't ask your friends for immigration and visa advice, especially this one who doesn't know what they are talking about.
I think you were meant to register with SafeTravel, months before your UK visa was expiring.parismercedes wrote: ↑Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:25 amHello!
I am a NZ citizen in the UK (London) on Tier 5 visa which runs out on 1st May.
I have a boyfriend here so ideally I would like to leave to somewhere in Europe for a while, then come back on the tourist visa (which is 6 months for NZ citizens) so he & I can have a little more time together.
There are talks of some Euro countries letting tourists in but doesnt look like thats till mid-May unless you are fully vaccinated which I am not... I couldnt go back to NZ even if I wanted to until at least July as isolation hotels are fully booked till then.
So I guess I should try and apply for an extension of my visa since i cant get back to nz but no other close country will let me in?