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Ukraine: Emergency Travel Documents

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 133977, tabled on 3 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has the capability to issue emergency travel documents for travel to the UK to eligible persons in Ukraine via electronic means; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

11 March 2022

In a statement to the House, the Home Secretary announced on 28 February changes that allow Ukrainians in the UK to have their visas temporarily extended or be able to switch onto different visa routes.  Family members of British nationals resident in Ukraine who need a UK visa can apply through Visa Application Centres in Poland, Moldova, Romania, and Hungary.

We have created additional capacity in all locations at pace, in anticipation of the invasion of Ukraine. This includes a pop-up Visa Application Centre in Rzeszow in Poland, which has provided total capacity currently of well over 3,000 appointments per week.