Information for Ukrainians already in the UK

The Home Office has agreed some temporary concessions to support Ukrainian nationals currently in the UK who are now unable to return when their existing visa expires. If you are in the UK and unable to return to Ukraine, you may be able to extend your visa or switch to another immigration route even if your visa does not normally allow you to do so.

If you are in the UK and need assistance, contact UKVI:

  • Telephone: 0300 790 6268 – select option 2
  • Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays), 9am to 4:45pm.
  • Friday (excluding bank holidays), 9am to 4:30pm.
  • This is a free phone number, but network charges may still apply.

Visitor

If you are in the UK on a visitor visa and cannot return to Ukraine, you can apply to switch to another visa. You will need to meet the requirements of that visa route and pay the associated visa fee(s).

Skilled worker

If you are on a Skilled Worker visa that is due to expire you can apply to extend your leave or apply for settlement if you meet the Immigration Rules.

Click the below button to access the full guidance.

Student

If you are on a Student visa that is due to expire you can apply to extend your leave or switch to a Graduate visa, if you meet the Immigration Rules.

Click the below button to access the full guidance.

Seasonal worker

You can extend your visa to 31 December 2022 if you cannot return to Ukraine. You must continue working in a job permitted by the Seasonal Worker route, with the same Scheme Operator (your sponsor).

You do not need to do anything. UKVI will work with your Immigration Sponsor to progress your visa extension. You will receive a notification from the Home Office that this concession applies to you.

Guidance for guests

The UK Government have produced guidance for guests about applying to the scheme, finding work, accessing benefits, education and health for children and adults.

Reporting fraud: Homes for Ukraine

The UK Government have produced guidance on how Homes for Ukraine guests can report suspected fraud, and who they should contact depending on the activity being reported.

Apply to stay in the UK under the Ukraine Extension Scheme

The UK Government have produced information on the Ukraine Extension Scheme. The Ukraine Extension Scheme is open to some Ukrainian nationals and their family members who have, or previously had, permission to be in the UK. For more information, please click the following link.

Education for people from 16 years old to adults: Homes for Ukraine

The UK Government have produced information on education options for people from 16 years old to adults on the Homes for Ukraine scheme. To access the guidance, please click the link below.