In response to the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, the Home Office has introduced a temporary visa concession for non-British family members of British nationals who usually live in Ukraine.

Visa Concession for Family Members of British Citizens in Ukraine

Non-British family members of British nationals who usually live in Ukraine can now apply for a visa in any of the family settlement migration routes for free.

The concession is available to persons of all nationalities (except British) whose British family member usually lives in Ukraine and is one of the following:

The concession offers a significant saving for non-British family members of British nationals usually living in Ukraine. The Home Office visa application fee for the above immigration routes is normally £1,523, but under the concession applications can be made free of charge.  

If you are a non-British family member of a British citizen who usually lives in Ukraine and you wish to travel to the UK via one of the family migration routes then you will need to contact UK Visas & Immigration before making an application.

  • Telephone: +44 300 3032785 – select option 1 (0300 3032785 if you're in the UK – select option 1)
  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 5:30pm

You will be asked to provide information about yourself and your family member, as well as contact details.  UKVI will then confirm whether you are eligible for a family migration visa and share details of the free application process.

It is understood that UKVI is currently processing family migration visa applications submitted in Ukraine within 24 hours from submitting biometric information at the visa application centre in Kyiv.

Other Ukrainian Citizens in Ukraine

Ukrainian citizens in Ukraine who are not immediate family members of British nationals normally living in Ukraine, or where the British national is living in the UK, can continue to make fee-paid applications to visit, work, study or join family members in the UK in the normal way.

Ukrainian Citizens in the UK

If you are a citizen of Ukraine with permission to remain in the UK you should continue to comply with the conditions of your visa.

If the Home Office decides to make any changes to the visa conditions for Ukrainian nationals already in the UK then these will be posted on this page.

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