COVID-19 Work Abroad Update - United Kingdom

Find out more about the Intern in Britain visa application process.

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COVID-19 Work Abroad Update - United Kingdom

(Updated 17/11/2020)

The Intern in Britain programme is open for bookings. You can travel to the UK now on the Tier 5 GAE visa.

Visa applications / processing

  • BUNAC are accepting new Intern in Britain bookings
  • Most UK Visa Application Centers (VACs) have resumed services where local restrictions allow. For more information about the status of VACs, including opening times in your country, check with:
  • TLS contact if you’re in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East
  • VFS global for all other countries
  • Visa processing times vary and may be longer than usual.

Entry into the UK

  • Because of COVID-19, you’ll need to complete a passenger locator form before you arrive in the UK.
  • You may also need to self isolate for 14 days when you arrive, depending on where you’ve travelled from. BUNAC has put together a 14-day self-isolation package in central London. This can be booked in conjunction with your Intern in Britain programme. See here for further details.
  • Since March the UK has imposed national lockdowns and local restrictions around the country. When you are in the UK, BUNAC will keep you up to date on any of these local / national restrictions and what these mean for you.

What if my programme gets cancelled?

Please see here for further information on our COVID-19 Booking Promise.

I was due to go on the Intern in Britain programme in 2020 and this didn’t go ahead. What happens to my booking?

You can discuss your booking and review your options with one of our team. Please email them on iib@bunac.org.

For more information on the Intern in Britain programme please see here.