The Ukrainian Family Scheme is available for those who are family members of British nationals, UK settled individuals, and certain others to come and stay in the UK. This scheme is available for free and does not require any language or salary requirements.
For those wishing to apply to this scheme, you must:
- be applying to join or accompany your UK-based family member; and
- be Ukrainian or the immediate family member of a Ukrainian national who is applying to the scheme; and
- have been residing in Ukraine on or immediately before 1 January 2022 (including those who have now left Ukraine).
Further information on eligibility can be found at this address: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-ukraine-family-scheme-visa
Although the granting of such applications would have originally allowed those joining family here in the UK to stay for twelve months, this has now been increased to three years by the Home Secretary. I believe that this is a positive step that will give some reassurance and certainty to both those fleeing Ukraine and their relatives.