Support for people from Ukraine
Last updated: 18 July 2022
Super Sponsor Scheme
On 13 July 2022, the Scottish Government announced a three-month 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:
- Support for family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK
- Information on travel advice to and from Ukraine
- Guidance on support available to Ukrainian nationals and their family members
- Guidance for family members of British nationals, UK settled persons and certain others to come to or stay in the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme.
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
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
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
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).
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.