Transfer to the UK should you're coming from Ukraine – GOV.UKAugust 18, 2022
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Verify what you want to do earlier than you journey to the UK and what to do after you arrive.
You want permission to enter the UK. Verify which visa you may apply for.
As soon as your software has been processed, you’ll both get a visa or official letter of permission. You need to use this to board a aircraft or different type of transport to the UK.
In case you apply for a visa below the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (often known as ‘Properties for Ukraine’), you may select the Scottish or Welsh authorities as your sponsor.
In case your software is profitable, they’ll contact you to let you realize the place you’ll be staying. They’ll additionally assist with issues like getting a checking account, accessing advantages, discovering work and registering with a physician.
There’s extra details about the assistance you will get if the Scottish authorities is your sponsor or if the Welsh authorities is your sponsor.
Whenever you arrive within the UK, present your visa or your permission letter and passport to a Border Drive officer.
You may deliver most private belongings into the UK with out having to talk with a customs officer. Use the inexperienced channel marked ‘nothing to declare’.
You could converse with a customs officer should you’re bringing:
Verify methods to deliver your personal automobile to the UK and what to talk with a customs officer about.
If you wish to deliver your pet with you, it’d want to enter quarantine if you arrive. Discover out what you want to do should you deliver a pet.
In England, Scotland and Wales, you may get free onward journey by practice, bus, coach or gentle rail from the most important airport or port you arrive at. To be eligible, you need to journey inside 48 hours of arriving within the UK.
You may get free practice or bus journey in Northern Eire inside 7 days of arriving.
You may get a one-off fee of £200 per particular person if you arrive within the UK in case you have a Properties for Ukraine visa. Contact the council the place you reside to get this.
You may as well apply for Common Credit score. It is a profit paid to you every month should you shouldn’t have a job, can’t work otherwise you’re on a low revenue. The quantity you get depends upon issues like in case you have a toddler or need assistance with housing prices.
You may open a UK checking account to get your advantages funds. In case you’re not capable of open a UK checking account you may nonetheless get advantages, however you’ll have to gather your advantages in particular person and take proof of id with you.
Learn extra on establishing a checking account.
You may apply for Baby Profit in case you have a number of kids within the UK with you. If profitable, you’ll get £21.80 every week in your eldest or solely little one and £14.45 for every extra little one.
You may also be capable of get assist to pay for childcare in case your little one shouldn’t be at school but. You may apply for a faculty place as soon as your little one is 4 years-old.
You may apply for Pension Credit score to get extra cash every week.
There’s totally different steering for getting Pension Credit score should you’re in Northern Eire.
Your permission letter will let you know if you want to accumulate your Biometric Residence Allow (BRP), and the place to get it, if you arrive within the UK.
You could get it inside 10 days of arriving or by the expiry date in your visa, whichever is later.
A BRP is a card together with your immigration standing on it. You need to use it to show your proper to check and declare any advantages you’re eligible for.
Your permission letter may say you want to present your biometric info when you’re within the UK.
If it does, you want to do that inside 6 months of arriving within the UK to get your BRP. This can help you keep for as much as 3 years.
Fill within the on-line type to start out the method of offering your biometric info.
You may reside with members of the family, sponsors or in a property of your personal.
If you wish to reside in a property of your personal, you may search on property listings web sites or go to native lettings brokers. Discover out about your rights and duties should you hire a property.
Whenever you discover a job with a UK employer you’ll must show your proper to work. To make use of the net service you’ll must have a BRP or a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account.
You may present your employer the visa in your passport, in case your passport has not expired, till you get your BRP.
In case you shouldn’t have a passport and got your visa on a type, you’ll must get your BRP and use the net service.
You may have already got a Nationwide Insurance coverage quantity should you utilized for any advantages or have one in your BRP.
In case you shouldn’t have one, you want to apply for a Nationwide Insurance coverage quantity to work within the UK.
You may use the ‘Discover a job’ service to go looking and apply for jobs.
In case you declare advantages, there’s assist that will help you discover work, comparable to coaching schemes and work expertise.
In case you’re employed, the tax you pay will normally be taken out of your wage mechanically.
In case you’re self-employed you might must register for Self Evaluation and ship a tax return every year.
There are different the explanation why you may must ship a tax return, comparable to in case you have revenue from outdoors the UK. Verify if you want to ship a tax return.
You may get taxed within the UK and Ukraine for revenue that solely must be taxed as soon as. If this occurs, you’ll normally be capable of declare ‘double-taxation reduction’.
You probably have kids aged 4 to 16, you may apply for a faculty place. Contact the council the place you reside to seek out out which colleges nonetheless have locations and methods to apply for an ‘in-year admission’.
It’s best to register with an NHS physician (referred to as a GP) for on a regular basis well being points.
You need to use the NHS free of charge, together with NHS hospitals. Chances are you’ll be requested to point out the stamp in your passport or BRP. You shouldn’t have to pay the immigration well being surcharge.
Learn the way to:
In Wales, discover a GP surgical procedure close to you and ask them methods to register.
You need to use your Ukrainian driving licence for the primary 12 months after you arrive. You’ll then must trade it for a British licence.
Verify what necessities your automobile wants to satisfy within the UK.
If you wish to discover out extra about life within the UK when you’ve arrived, there’s extra element within the welcome information for individuals arriving from Ukraine.
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Added info on double-taxation reduction to ‘Paying tax within the UK’.
Added hyperlinks to steering in regards to the Scottish and Welsh authorities sponsorship schemes. Up to date ‘Getting monetary assist’ with extra info on obtainable advantages.
In ‘Whenever you first arrive within the UK’: added a hyperlink to free journey info for these arriving in Northern Eire, and up to date details about gathering a BRP. In ‘Getting healthcare from the Nationwide Well being Service (NHS)’: added hyperlinks to info on registering with a GP in every devolved administration.
Up to date the title to replicate that customers could also be coming from Ukraine however not be Ukrainian nationals. Up to date ‘You probably have kids’ with details about making use of for ‘in-year’ faculty locations, and the up to date little one profit figures for 2022/23.
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