Refugees: Ukraine

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

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors are on the waiting list for (a) the Ukraine Family Scheme and (b) the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme; and how many people have been granted visas but are yet to arrive in the UK for each of those schemes.

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

Unaccompanied minors are only eligible under the Homes for Ukraine scheme if they are reuniting with a parent or legal guardian in the UK – this is outlined in the Immigration Rules.

Under 18s are eligible to apply under the Ukraine Family scheme to join an immediate family member. To ensure the welfare and safety of minors, details of accompanying adults will need to be provided along with parental consent for the minor to travel without their parent(s). This is outlined in the Immigration Rules.

Data on the number of people issued under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Homes for Ukraine can be found on the GOV.UK webpage: Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine) visa data - GOV.UK (

The Department for Levelling Up Housing & Communities are responsible for sponsorship and so should be able to provide further advice.

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