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Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

​This is a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. It also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

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This guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK covers what you need to know in your first few days, getting used to life in the UK including how to find a home, access essential public services, healthcare, find work and childcare and education services.

Published 29 March 2022
Last updated 7 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated Ukrainian and Russian translations of Week one guidance for Ukrainians arriving in the UK.

  2. Updated to include information on safeguarding and what to do in the case of sponsorship breakdown, alongside further clarification on education, access to benefits and job centres, child benefit and paying tax.

  3. Updated sections: 'On arrival in the UK', 'Opening a bank account', 'Applying for Universal Credit', 'Finding a job and paying tax'. Added week one guidance for Ukrainians arriving in the UK.

  4. Added translation

  5. Added Ukrainian and Russian translations.

  6. First published.