Information for Ukrainians
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Щоб перекласти сторінку, спочатку натисніть значок «перекласти» або «Навушники» у верхньому правому куті сторінки (на мобільних пристроях унизу справа). Це відкриє панель інструментів у верхній частині сторінки. Натисніть кнопку перекладу та виберіть мову зі списку. Ваш вибір буде застосовано на всіх сторіноках веб-сайту ради графства Уорвікшир
For information regarding support available to Ukrainians in Warwickshire, please read this document first:
- Support for Ukrainians in Warwickshire (PDF, 924 KB)
- Support for Ukrainians in Warwickshire - Ukrainian language (PDF, 536KB)
As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in Ukraine, we want to reach out to all of our Ukrainian residents, and anyone with friends and families affected by, or concerned about, events in Ukraine.
There are various support groups, organisations and information to support Ukrainian people coming to the UK.
£200 Interim payment for guest
Each guest under the Homes for Ukraine scheme will receive a £200 payment once the guest has arrived in Warwickshire.
Please advise us of guest arrival(s) by email - email@example.com or telephone 0800 408 1447 so we can ensure the interim payment is made to the guest(s).
Free Vodafone SIM cards to Ukrainian guests
Thanks to support from the Vodafone everyone connected initiative Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA) are pleased to be able to support 400 individuals arriving to Warwickshire under the Homes to Ukraine programme with a sim card. The sim cards are Pay as You Go SIMs that will each come with 20GB data each month plus unlimited calls and texts for a period of six months (activated on use).
If you have come to the UK on one of the Ukraine schemes or you are a host family please apply for a sim card for your guest (s) via this online form:
Delivery to CAVA is expected in early May and sim cards will be dispatched as quickly as possible once received.
As this is part of this funded grant CAVA will require feedback from recipients on the support these sims have enabled.
If you have any questions on this support please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
- Support for family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK. Guidance on support available to Ukrainian nationals and their family members.
- Move to the UK if you’re from Ukraine: Check what you need to do before you travel to the UK and what to do after you arrive.
- Homes for Ukraine, factsheet for Ukrainians: This factsheet explains how Ukrainians can apply to the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme.
- Homes for Ukraine scheme: frequently asked questions. Questions and answers on how the Homes for Ukraine scheme will work.
- Universal Credit - Financial support for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
- West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership. Latest government information and support available in the West Midlands.
- RESET Communities and Refugees. Charity support to welcome Ukrainians to the UK
- Settled. A charity dedicated to helping vulnerable people secure their rights in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme. Email the support line - email@example.com
- Global Sanctuary Foundation. Charity supporting the settlement scheme and providing further help and advice.
- Banks are helping Ukrainian refugees who have come to the UK and need banking by helping them apply for a Basic Current Account.
Getting your child into school
If you would like your child to attend school in Warwickshire, then you will need to submit an application to us.
How the NHS works: a simple explanation of how the NHS works in England
- How the NHS works - English (PDF, 580 KB)
- How the NHS works - Ukrainian (PDF, 470 KB)
- How the NHS works - Russian (PDF, 470 KB)
Migrant vaccinations guide: advice on how to get up-to-date with your vaccinations upon arriving in the UK
- Migrant vaccination guide - English (PDF, 432 KB)
- Migrant vaccination guide - Ukrainian (PDF, 445 KB)
- Migrant vaccination guide - Russian (PDF, 387 KB)
COVID-19 vaccinations - ages 5 to 11
- COVID-19 vaccinations guide for parents of children aged 5-11 years - English (PDF, 681 KB)
- COVID-19 vaccinations guide for parents of children aged 5-11 years - Ukrainian (PDF, 317 KB)
- COVID-19 vaccinations guide for parents of children aged 5-11 years - Russian (PDF, 311 KB)
COVID-19 vaccinations - ages 12 to 17
- COVID-19 vaccinations guide for children and young people aged 12-17 years - English (PDF, 757 KB)
- COVID-19 vaccinations guide for children and young people aged 12-17 years - Ukrainian (PDF, 294 KB)
- COVID-19 vaccinations guide for children and young people aged 12-17 years - Russian (PDF, 295 KB)
COVID-19 Spring Booster for people over 75 and in care homes
- COVID-19 Spring Booster for people over 75 and in care homes - English (PDF, 337 KB)
- COVID-19 Spring Booster for people over 75 and in care homes - Ukrainian (PDF, 363 KB)
- COVID-19 Spring Booster for people over 75 and in care homes - Russian (PDF, 357 KB)
COVID-19 vaccine for people with a weakened immune system
- COVID-19 vaccine third does guide for those with a severely weakened immune system - English (PDF, 188 KB)
- COVID-19 vaccine third does guide for those with a severely weakened immune system - Ukrainian (PDF, 169 KB)
- COVID-19 vaccine third does guide for those with a severely weakened immune system - Russian (PDF, 168 KB)
TB, BCG vaccine for babies
- BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to protect babies from tuberculosis - English (PDF, 1.9 MB)
- BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to protect babies from tuberculosis - Ukrainian (PDF, 294 KB)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccination guide
- Measles, mumps and rubella and the MMR vaccination - English (PDF, 470 KB)
- Measles, mumps and rubella and the MMR vaccination - Ukrainian (PDF, 358 KB)
Advice for doctors and medical students
- Advice for doctors and medical students arriving in the U.K. under the “Homes for Ukraine” Visa scheme – Ukrainian (PDF, 317KB)
- Advice for doctors and medical students arriving in the U.K. under the “Homes for Ukraine” Visa scheme – English (PDF, 388KB)
Pro bono solicitors
A group of volunteer legal professionals with immigration/asylum expertise was set up on 28 February 2022 to provide free UK immigration and asylum advice to Ukrainian citizens affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. To request advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with some details of your circumstances and advice needed.
Legal aid solicitors
If you are on a low income and need help from an immigration solicitor, you can search the list of legal aid providers.
Legal aid is not "public funds" for the purpose of immigration rules, so you can apply even if you are on a visa that doesn't normally give you access to public funds (such as benefits).
You can also find an immigration adviser on the Home Office adviser finder tool. Select the level of advice required and the location. You can filter the search to view Not Fee Charging (free) advisers only.
Travelling with pets
We recognise that many people fleeing the conflict will not have been able to complete the full health preparations required for their pets, especially in relation to rabies. We have, therefore, put in place a new streamlined process for people bringing their pets from Ukraine. The Animal and Plant Health Agency will provide quick approvals and relevant quarantine arrangements, for which we will cover the costs.
Before arriving they or their carrier should contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency who will confirm their approval and will then organise any necessary stay in quarantine which is required to complete the rabies treatment process. The maximum stay in quarantine for a pet which has received no rabies treatment is four months. Pets will be considered case by case, and those which have already received some treatment would spend less time in quarantine.
Driving in the UK
The rules for driving in the UK as a resident with an EU/EEA driving licence will depend on the types of vehicles you drive.
Please note: If you passed your driving test in any country outside of the EU/EEA you may only be able to drive on a valid driving licence for up to 12 months.
Car and Motorcycle Licence Holders
If you passed your driving test in the EU/EEA you can drive cars and motorcycles on a valid licence until the age of 70 or for 3 years (whichever is the longer period).
Lorry and Bus Licence Holders
You can drive on a valid licence until the age of 45 or for 5 years from becoming a resident (whichever is the longer period).
If you’re over 45 but under 65 you can drive on a valid licence until your 66th birthday or for 5 years from becoming a resident (whichever is the shorter period).
If you are aged 65 or over you can drive for 1 year from becoming a resident.
Lorry and Bus licence holders must register with us. To register, you’ll need to complete a D9 application form. These can be printed here
The rules for driving in GB as a resident with a Designated licence are below:
Car and Motorcycle Licence Holders
If you passed your driving test in a Designated country you can drive all the vehicles shown on your driving licence for up to 12 months from when you became a resident in GB (as long as the driving licence remains valid).
If you want to drive for over 12 months, you will need to exchange your driving licence for a GB driving licence.
Please note: If you passed your driving test outside of a Designated country you may not be able to exchange.
Lorry and Bus Licence Holders
You cannot drive lorries or buses in GB on your driving licence. You will need to exchange your licence and pass a GB driving test in the vehicle required.
If your licence is not from an EU/EEA/Designated country.You can drive any category of small vehicle shown on your licence for up to 12 months from the time you become a resident.
You must apply for a provisional driving licence and pass a GB driving test before the 12 months is up, otherwise you must stop driving. You can see more on the DVLA website.