If your visa expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 then you could request an extension if you are not able to return home because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you have applied for a Tier 4 student visa but not yet received a decision then you can start your course or studies before your visa application has been decided if:
- your sponsor is a Tier 4 sponsor
- you have confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS)
- you can evidence that you submitted your application before your current leave expired