Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Vetting

Home Office written question – answered on 15th June 2022.

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Photo of Wendy Chamberlain Wendy Chamberlain Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Wales), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) shortest, (b) longest and (c) average length of time is for additional security checks on sponsors to be completed under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

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

Relevant security checks are undertaken on all applications.

We have robust safeguarding checks in place on the Homes for Ukraine scheme – this includes checks on accommodation by local authorities, checks on an individual’s immigration status to ensure they can fulfil the six month accommodation requirement, and checks on the Police National Computer and Warning Index.

Information on the number of visas granted under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Homes for Ukraine Scheme can be found in our published data on the GOV.UK webpage: Ukraine Schemes: application data - GOV.UK (

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