Covid-19 and your visa
The current advice from the UK visa authorities is as follows:
“If your visa is due to expire before 31 May 2020 Your visa will be extended to 31st July 2020 if you cannot leave the UK because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have already had your visa extended to 31st May 2020 your visa will be extended automatically to 31st July 2020”
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The current advice from the Irish visa authorities is as follows.
If you have an existing visa with unused study weeks on it, you have a few different options:
• Attend our online courses for those weeks remaining on your course whilst still in Ireland.
• Attend our online course from your home country for the remainder of unused weeks of your study.
• If you have returned to your country, keep your remaining weeks as a credit on your account with NCG and return to Ireland in the future with a new visa to complete your study.
• Take up to half of your visa holiday allowance in line with INIS guidelines.
Whichever option you select is up to you. Once you have decided please let NCG know via email@example.com
The Department of Justice and Equality has confirmed that if your visa is due to expire between 20 March 2020 and 20 May 2020, your visa will automatically be renewed for a period of 2 months.
During the period of school closure, all students on a Study Visa are automatically given attendance.
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We’re here to help
Here at NCG we understand the pressures and concerns being felt by our students around the world. So, we have made some amendments to our terms & conditions that should help all new students to book with confidence even in these uncertain times.
Course Fees: For all new course bookings made between 1st April 2020 and 31st July 2020, we are waiving ALL cancellation charges.
Accommodation Fees: For all new Homestay bookings made between 1st April 2020 and 31st July 2020, we are waiving ALL cancellation charges. For Residential bookings, we are reducing our cancellation period to 1 week prior to the start of your stay.
Tuition & Accommodation: We will keep on your account a full credit for the weeks you were not able to use due to the Coronavirus. This credit can be used by either yourself or a family member anytime until 31st December 2021. In order to use this credit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgNCG will not make any deduction to the credit placed on your account with us. Also, no cancellation charges will be applied.
Credit Conversion to Online courses: Of course, if you would prefer to continue your studies without waiting for travel restrictions to be lifted, we would be happy to convert the remaining value of your existing booking to the equivalent value for online tuition. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact email@example.com