Ukraine Family Scheme, Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine) and Ukraine Extension Scheme visa data
Updated 16 March 2023
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Next update: 23 March 2023
The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK.
The Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme allows Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK if they have a named sponsor under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.
The Ukraine Extension Scheme allows Ukrainian nationals and their immediate family members to apply for permission to stay in the UK. They can apply if one of the following is true:
- they held permission to be in the UK on or between 18 March 2022 and 16 May 2023 – the permission does not need to cover the whole period
- they previously held permission to be in the UK and that permission expired on or after 1 January 2022
Total Ukraine Scheme visa applications received: 278,200
Data is as of 14 March 2023 and comprised of:
- Ukraine Family Scheme: 91,200
- Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme: 187,000
Total Ukraine Scheme visas issued to people: 222,000
Data is as of 14 March 2023 and comprised of:
- Ukraine Family Scheme visas: 66,800
- Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme visas: 155,300
All application outcomes as of 14 March 2023:
|Scheme||Visas issued||Applications withdrawn||Applications refused||Applications awaiting conclusion|
|UKR Family Scheme||66,800||10,700||10,700||3,100|
|UKR Sponsorship Scheme||155,300||20,900||1,100||9,800|
Total arrivals of Ukraine Scheme visa-holders in the UK: 166,800
Data is as of 13 March 2023 and comprised of:
arrivals via Ukraine Family Scheme: 49,000
arrivals via Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme: 117,700
Total Ukraine permissions to extend stay in the UK: 24,200
Applications to extend permission to stay in the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Extension Scheme, and application outcomes as of 14 March 2023:
|Scheme||Applications received||Applications granted||Applications awaiting conclusion|
|UKR Family Scheme (in-country applications)||9,400||7,700||1,200|
|UKR Extension Scheme||20,200||16,400||2,300|
Sponsorship Scheme data split by parts of the UK and local authorities, provided by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is available.
Demographic Data for Ukraine Visas Schemes, split by parts of the UK, is provided by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
Statistics on Ukrainians in the UK published by the Home Office as part of the latest quarterly Immigration System Statistics release, brings together the data from the new visa schemes for Ukrainians alongside visas issued on other routes, arrivals on the Ukraine Schemes, the Extension Scheme and asylum applications.
1. Figures are provisional management information from live operational systems drawn on the date of reporting, and are subject to change.
2. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10 or 100, and individual figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.
3. Ukraine Family Scheme figures are from 4 March 2022 onwards, when this Scheme launched. Visas issued under the Ukrainian Fee Waiver Family Concession, which was in place for a short time before the launch of the Family Scheme, are also included.
4. Figures for in-UK applications to the Family Scheme are from 11 March 2022 onwards.
5. Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme figures are from 18 March 2022 onwards, when this Scheme launched.
6. Ukraine Extension Scheme figures are from 3 May 2022, when the Scheme launched.
7. Applications received are based on confirmed applications, which are usually those where the applicant has applied and provided biometric information. Some applicants to the Family Scheme and Sponsorship Scheme are able to defer their provision of biometric information until after their arrival in the UK.
8. Withdrawn applications include those where an applicant has applied more than once and only one of their applications is considered, leaving the others discounted from processing. It also includes those applying via routes that allow deferral of biometric provision but then did not progress it by providing all information required to complete the application. Note that in both cases this effectively means that the number of confirmed applications includes those that cannot be progressed; in the latter case the application is only confirmed (and reported as such in the data) at the point it is also withdrawn.
9. Refusals relate to applications that have been made by third country nationals who have applied to the Ukraine Schemes but do not qualify.
10. Applications awaiting conclusion include applications at various stages of the caseworking process and differing levels of complexity.
11. Arrival figures represent visa holders who have been positively identified as arriving in the UK through matching visa information to travel and border crossing records. This method may not detect all arrivals and is subject to ongoing refinement.
12. The frequency of releasing this information will be kept under review.
13. Finalised data on Ukraine visas are available in the Statistics on Ukrainians in the UK section of the Immigration Statistics release.