Further support for Ukrainians fleeing Russia invasion
Thousands more Ukrainians will be welcomed to the UK as the Government continues its support for Ukraine in their fight against the Russian invasion.
The Prime Minister this morning (March 1) announced an expansion to our Ukrainian Humanitarian Route, which will increase the number of people from Ukraine who are eligible to come to the UK to be reunited with their families.
As well as immediate family members, British nationals and people of any nationality settled in the UK will now be supported to bring parents, grandparents, adult children and siblings to the UK. British nationals and people settled in the UK will be able to bring extended family members to the UK and sponsored humanitarian visa route will be established.
Assistance available to Ukrainian family members of British nationals and family members of Ukrainian residents in the UK.
The new changes will allow the arrival of Ukrainian immediate family members of families of British citizens and people living in the UK:
Who are considered to be the immediate family members?
NO APPLICATION FEE
NO English language and salary requirements
People who successfully apply under this scheme will be granted an initial leave of 12 months.
If you meet the requirements and want your relatives to join you, please contact the hotline and apply.
You will be informed if you qualify to apply. You will also be given the information on how to submit the free application.
Telephone: +44 300 3032785 – select option 1 (0300 3032785 if you’re in the UK – select option 1)
Lines are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
This is a free phone number, but network charges may still apply.
Once you apply, you need to contact a visa centre in the neighbouring country to register biometric data after applying.
Visa centres where you can submit biometric data:
Basic security checks will be carried out, taking into account Russia’s offensive actions regarding infiltration into Ukraine, but the UKVI will continue to accelerate this process and consider applications as soon as possible.
UKVI aims to process these applications within 24 hours from the date when the applicant registers his biometric information.
For any questions or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us directly on +44(0) 207 8222222 or get in touch with our Immigration experts, Hateem Ali on [email protected] or +44(0)207 822 2209, or Shareena Rahman on [email protected] or +44(0)207 822 2222.
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