I have a Tier 4 visa which is due to expire soon but I am unable to leave the UK because I have tested positive for COVID-19 or there are flight restrictions in place. What can I do?

If you’re unable to leave the UK before your visa expires because of flight restrictions, border closures or a positive COVID-19 test, then you may be able to contact the Home Office and apply for something called ‘exceptional assurance’.

Please note that UKVI updates this page regularly but at the moment this only applies to those with visas expiring by 31 January 2022. Please contact your university or [email protected] if you have any questions.