updated: 13 June 2023

Useful Information & FAQ

The UK visa application process is not necessarily straightforward. It involves two parties: the sponsor (a UK resident with a room or several available to house...

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updated: 16 June 2023

Mobilising the community

Members of UKUAT mobilised aid and people in the Cotswolds community. Bedding material, safety equipment, hygiene material, baby products, food and much more were collected.

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updated: 27 June 2022

Opening a bank account

A bank account is required to receive pay, and to apply for Universal Credit, so we recommend opening an account as soon as possible after arrival....

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updated: 23 June 2022

Apply for Universal Credit

Information on Universal Credit and how to apply can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit Or to jump straight to applying, follow this link: https://www.universal-credit.service.gov.uk/start You...

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updated: 23 June 2022

Register your children for school

One important obligation of the host is to support getting any children in the guest family into school. This is something the host should organise, not...

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Finances

Achieving financial independence is a really important objective for all of the Ukrainian families we have encountered. Hosts can provide a great deal of help navigating...

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updated: 27 June 2022

Driving in the UK

You can drive in Great Britain on your full, valid driving licence for up to 12 months from when you became resident, on a licence issued...

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updated: 24 June 2022

Mobile phones

Getting a UK mobile number quickly is critical to staying in touch when away from Wifi and for navigating when away from home. Ukrainian numbers will...

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updated: 27 June 2022

Biometric Residence Permit

Most refugees arriving will have been travelling with a letter giving “permission to travel”. This provides the right to enter into the UK. At the border...

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Child benefits

As well as Universal Credit, families with children are also eligible for Child Benefit. This must be applied for separately. Follow this link to apply: https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/how-to-claim...

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updated: 13 June 2023

Q&A For Ukrainian Families

Here are some answers to the questions we commonly get asked   Q. Do you need a biometric passport to get a Visa into UK to...

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