Visas: Ukraine

Home Office written question – answered on 21st March 2022.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she will take steps to ensure a fast track visa process for Ukrainians who have relatives resident in the UK.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Applications for the new Ukraine Family Scheme opened on Friday 4 March. Applications made under the Ukraine Family Scheme are being prioritised by UKVI, where further information is needed on an application, UKVI will contact the customer as a priority.

The Home Secretary announced that from Tuesday 15 March, Ukrainians with passports will no longer need to go to a Visa Application Centre to give their biometrics before they come to the UK.

Instead, once their application has been considered and the appropriate checks completed, they will receive direct notification that they are eligible for the scheme and can come to the UK.

Further information can be found on the GOV.UK webpage: Apply for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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