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Azarmi Law moves offices to accommodate growing team

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COVID-19 Concessions – Change in financial requirements

30 Jul 2020

The Home Office continues to update its guidance with specific concessions available in response to the impact of Covid-19. This includes advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.

Concessions include:

  • considering employment income for the period immediately before the loss of income due to coronavirus, provided the requirement was met for at least 6 months up to March 2020;
  • where a salary has reduced because of furloughing, income will be accounted for as though 100% of salary;
  • if self-employed, a loss of annual income due to coronavirus between 1 March 2020 and 31 July 2020 will generally be disregarded, along with the impact on employment income from the same period for future applications.

See full guidance here, updated 29 July 2020.

The team at Azarmi & Co continue to monitor these developments with particular interest in whether the Home Office is intending to make allowances where an applicant has a temporary loss of income beyond 31 July 2020.

Contact Sally Azarmi or Mitchell Potter if you require assistance with your visa application.

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