Supporting Ukraine and its people

Support for people from Ukraine

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Last updated 14 December 2022

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Super Sponsor Scheme

In July 2022, the Scottish Government announced a paus on new visa applications for displaced Ukrainians to come to Scotland. We will update this information when applications are opened again.

Information from UK Government

If you or your friends and family have been affected and need support, you can get information on the UK Government's website:

How to apply to submit biometric information

If you have been granted six months' leave to remain in the UK, you can apply to submit your biometric information on the UK Government website.

High commissions, embassies and consulates in the UK

Ukrainian Consulate in Edinburgh

The consulate's normal opening hours are

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9am to 1pm
  • Tuesday between 2pm to 6pm
  • Thursday: only for people who are disabled, pregnant or seriously ill between 9am to 1pm


0131 556 0023


In cases of emergency life-threatening situations telephone 07909 056906

Other embassies

You can get details of all embassies, consulates and high commissions in the UK on the UK Government website.

Immediate/emergency support from the Council

If you are calling from the airport, rail station or bus station for advice on accommodation and other support, or need to contact the council in an emergency, telephone

0131 200 2306

Scottish Refugee Council

Free helpline. Telephone

0808 196 7274

Legal advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

If you need advice on issues including  employment, immigration or legal advice, you can contact the Citizens Advice Bureau.


Read a guide to NHS Scotland Services for displaced persons from Ukraine (in English and Ukrainian).

NHS 111: 24-hour advice helpline for physical or mental health. Read more about calling 111 for health advice (in English and Ukrainian). Telephone


Advice on Ukraine examinations

The Scottish Government has got advice frm Ukrainian Government about Ukrainian exams this year. They understand that Ukrainian pupils who were due to sit their exams this year will all receive their qualifications automatically under the country’s martial law, so there are no exams to sit remotely.

The exception is Ukrainian Higher Education entrance exams which are going ahead remotely. The Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science confirmed in April that Ukrainian students will take one national multi-subject test (NMT) in place of the usual four tests of the External Independent Evaluation required for entry to higher education institutions. The NMT will include three disciplines - the Ukrainian language, mathematics and history of Ukraine. Following this announcement, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine has been engaging with European partners, including the UK, to create opportunities for learners who have had to relocate at this time to undertake the NMT abroad. Current advice from the Ukrainian Centre for Educational Quality Assessments is that entrants should confirm their desire to participate in the NMT by 7 June 2022. Work is currently underway to identify and finalise where individual testing centres may be across the UK.