What is Homes For Ukraine scheme?
The Homes for Ukraine Scheme was launched on 14 March 2022 by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
This scheme is open to Ukrainian nationals who lived in Ukraine before 1 January 2022, and to their immediate family members (for example spouse/partner and children under 18) who may be other nationalities. The scheme allows them to be sponsored to come to the UK. Applicants can apply from Ukraine or from any other third country.
Sponsors can live anywhere in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and can be of any nationality, provided they have at least six months’ permission to stay in the UK.
The Home Office is updating the process for Ukrainians to apply to visa schemes and ending the temporary biometrics concession in place since March 2022.
This means that from 7 December, new applicants to Ukraine visa schemes will need to provide biometrics in advance of coming to the UK. This will not impact those already in the UK.