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Visas: Ukraine

Question for Home Office

UIN 129253, tabled on 24 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend visitor visas to Ukranian nationals who are in the UK, and whose visas are due to expire, so that they are not required to return to Ukraine while the conflict is ongoing.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

21 March 2022

The Home Office has introduced several temporary concessions to support Ukrainian nationals currently in the UK who are now unable to return when their existing visa expires. These concessions will assist Ukrainian nationals in extending their stay in the UK without having to leave and re-apply from overseas.

If someone is in the UK on a visitor visa, and cannot return to Ukraine, they can exceptionally apply to switch to another visa route, such as the points-based route or the family visa route. They will need to meet the requirements of that visa route.

Further information can be found on the GOV.UK page:

UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals - GOV.UK (

All returns activity to Ukraine has been suspended.

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