The UK government has made a number of visas available to Ukrainian nationals.
Depending on the individual’s circumstances, the following visas are available:
Ukrainian citizens with family in the United Kingdom: Ukraine Family Scheme
Ukrainian nationals with no family in the UK: Ukraine’s Local Sponsorship Scheme
The UK Family Scheme visa is valid for up to three years and is completely free to apply for.
You can apply for a visa under the Ukraine Family Scheme if you are:
One of your British relatives must be one of the following:
Someone with pre-settled status from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland who arrived in the UK before January 1, 2021.
If you’re unsure whether a member of your family can be used for the application, consult the list of accepted family members.
You’ll need to provide proof of your relationship with a British family member. You can make visa applications at Visa Application Centers in Budapest, Chisinau, Warsaw, Bucharest, and Paris, if it is safe to do so.
Ukraine nationals fleeing Ukraine who have no family members or ties to the UK can apply for the Local Sponsorship Scheme.
This visa enables charities, businesses, and community groups to sponsor Ukrainians who do not already have family ties in the UK. Ukrainian nationals will match with sponsors through the sponsor scheme.
Lastly, if you have any questions about the above information, please contact our partners at Hudson McKenzie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone +44(0) 20 3318 5794.