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Ukraine: Resources for Lawyers

Set out below are useful resources for lawyers assisting children and young people from Ukraine who wish to apply to settle in the UK, very generously compiled by pro bono lawyers volunteering for the project. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and while we make every effort to provide useful information, KIND UK is not responsible for the content, availability, or accuracy of external sites.

Immigration Rules, Appendix Ukraine Scheme

Available on GOV.UK

Relevant Government guidance

UK Visa Support for Ukrainian Nationals [GOV.UK] – Guidance on support available to Ukrainian nationals and their family members

Move to the UK if you’re coming from Ukraine [GOV.UK] – guidance on what to do before travelling to the UK and after arriving in the UK from Ukraine

Guidance on the Ukraine Extension Scheme [GOV.UK]

Homes for Ukraine Scheme [GOV.UK] – Guidance for councils about applications to Homes for Ukraine for children who are not travelling with or joining their parent or legal guardian

Education and Childcare [GOV.UK] – Guidance on rights children have under the Homes for Ukraine and Family schemes to education and childcare

Home Office caseworker guidance

Guidance for decision makers deciding on applications for entry clearance or permission to stay on the Ukraine Scheme [GOV.UK]

Home Office Ukraine Scheme data

Ukraine Family Scheme, Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine) and Ukraine Extension Scheme visa data [GOV.UK]

AIDA report and UK Ukraine Visa Support appendix

Asylum Information Database UK Country Report [AIDA]

Ukraine Visa Support Appendix (2022 update) [AIDA]

Ukrainian Migration to the UK

Ukrainian Migration to the UK (7 August 2023) [Oxford University Migration Observatory] – Key statistics which may be useful background information when preparing applications or making submissions.