Ukraine Scheme Visas

In March 2022, the United Kingdom introduced three different programs for Ukrainians to support those seeking shelter from the war and wishing to come to or stay in the United Kingdom.
Currently, OPORA has temporarily suspended the implementation of its project aimed at providing assistance to Ukrainians in finding sponsors. The full list of organizations that offer assistance in this matter can be found at the link

Homes for Ukraine Scheme

Guidance for Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme.


Ukraine Family Scheme

Guidance for family members of British nationals, UK settled persons and certain others to come to or stay in the UK.

Closed on 19.02.2024

Ukraine Extension Scheme

The Ukraine Extension Scheme is open to Ukrainian nationals and their family members who have, or previously had, permission to be in the UK.

Open for children who are born in the UK

Permission Extension Scheme

If you have been given permission to be in the UK under one of the Ukraine Schemes, you may be able to apply for a further 18 months permission to stay in the UK

Coming soon

OPORA Resourses


Visa Support Channel

The Telegram channel for visa-related questions is moderated by the OPORA team and helps provide answers to questions regarding:● Ukrainian visas● The sponsor scheme process.● Sharing experiences and useful informationPlease note that we do not provide legal or immigration assistance in the chat.Link to the chat:



The OPORA Telegram bot will help you get quick answers to standard visa questions. Our bot is available 24/7 and is ready to assist you with:● Choosing the right visa for the UK, based on the purpose of your trip●  Explaining how to find a sponsor or become a sponsor yourself● How to apply for various types of "Ukrainian" visas
Link to the bot:


How can Ukrainians currently find a sponsor to come to the UK?

The situation with sponsors has changed significantly during the time of the Homes for Ukraine program. In 2022, there were many people willing to host Ukrainians, and guests could even choose where and with whom to stay. However, finding a sponsor has become much more challenging now.

Other resources


Settled - Ukraine Advice Service

Are you Ukrainian, and in Ukraine or a neighbouring country, and need immigration advice on coming to the UK?
Are you Ukrainian and now in the UK, but having problems: BRP delays, accessing rights to benefits or education, threatened with homelessness…?
Are you a Homes For Ukraine or Family scheme host, having difficulties with the process?



A Facebook group was created for the exchange of information and assistance regarding UK legislation. This group is moderated by immigration lawyers.Languages: English, Russian