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Homes for Ukraine Scheme

The new scheme that allows people and organisations to sponsor Ukrainian people who do not have family connections in the UK has now been launched and expressions of interest can now be lodged. It will open for applications on 18 March.

It has been confirmed that:

  • Ukrainian nationals and their immediate family members who were resident in Ukraine before 1 January 2022 will be eligible (immediate family usually means partner and children under 18)
  • Currently sponsors need to match with a particular person or family
  • Sponsors will be subject to a range of checks
  • The application form will be available from 18 March. It can be completed by either the sponsor or the Ukrainian applicant
  • If the applicant has a Ukrainian passport then they will not have to attend a VAC and can apply entirely online
  • The scheme is free of charge
  • Security checks will be carried out
  • Biometrics (fingerprints and photo) will be taken in the UK after arrival
  • People who come in on this scheme will be granted a 3 year visa with access to public services, work and benefits
  • There is no cap on the numbers of people that can come in on this scheme
  • Sponsors must commit to provide accommodation) for a minimum of 6 months – this can be in their home or in a self-contained property

Sponsors will be paid £350 per month

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