The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has launched a new program to help Ukrainian refugees, according to which British citizens will be able to accept Ukrainian refugees.
This will allow Ukrainians to come to the UK even if they have no family ties.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Ukrainians participating in the program will be granted permission for 3 years with the right to work and access public services.
The number of participants in this program will not be limited.
The UK will pay its citizens £350 a month if they can offer refugees a free room or apartment for at least 6 months. Applications will be submitted online, with both sponsors and refugees subject to a Home Office screening process.
Under the new program, British families, members of the public, charities, businesses and community groups will be able to offer their free housing through a special website until the end of next week.
At a later stage, charities and churches will be able to join.
Ukraine Family Scheme
From March 15, everyone who has a valid international passport and meets the requirements of the Ukraine Family Scheme program will be able to apply online without visiting the visa center:
1) Apply online: Apply
2) Upload a scanned copy of your passport
3) Wait for an email with confirmation of permission to enter the UK
4) Choose how you want to arrive in the UK: plane, train or car.
5) Renew your permission to stay in the UK upon arrival.
Please note that this applies only to those Ukrainians who have passports!
If you do not have a passport, but only ID cards, an internal passport or a birth certificate, you need to visit the visa application center to submit biometric data.
If you have a cash international passport, you have already submitted an application and visited the visa center, wait for a decision by e-mail.
Do not try to enter the UK without a visa.
What if I’m already in the UK?
If you are in the UK and meet all the requirements for the Ukraine Family Scheme, you can now apply within the country.
Among the main requirements:
1) Confirmation of sponsor status
2) Correspondence of family relations
3) Confirmation by the applicant of residence in Ukraine until December 31, 2021
You can apply by following this link:
After submitting an online application, the applicant needs to visit the visa application center to provide biometric data.