Supporting Ukraine and its people

Support for people from Ukraine

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Last updated 24 October 2023

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Super Sponsor Scheme

In July 2022, the Scottish Government announced a pause 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.


NHS 111: 24-hour advice helpline for physical or mental health.

Telephone 111