As the devastation in Ukraine continues to dominate the news, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine. We stand ready to respond and to offer our support. We will be raising the Ukrainian flag at Elizabeth House in Stratford-upon-Avon and the town hall in Leamington Spa, as a mark of our support and our sympathy for the families and friends of those involved in this unnecessary war.
Read the full joint statement from the Chairman of Stratford District Council and Warwick District Council.
Visit Ukraine and the UK – GOV.UK for information about travel, visas and the latest updates from the Government.
Residents who wish to support Ukrainians affected by the invasion can find details of charities on the ground and seeking support at: How can we support Ukrainian Refugees? | www.wcava.org.uk
Useful information on how to help Ukrainian people living in the UK
Support and donations:
Please check below a summary of the current public advice
Support for family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK
Family Migration Visas – For family members of British Nationals who usually live in Ukraine:
- a spouse or civil partner
- an unmarried partner (living together/relationship for at least 2 years)
- your parent if you are under the age of 18
- your child under the age of 18
- an adult relative you provide care for who lives with you due to a medical condition
You should contact UKVI before you make an application.
Eligibility criteria may include English Language or Minimum income but UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will consider an alternative grant of leave if these are not met. Visa application centres are closed in Kyiv but open in Lviv – for family members of British Nationals only, other applicants can apply outside of Ukraine.
Ukrainians in the UK
A temporary concession has been introduced to allow Ukrainian nationals in the UK on a visitor visa to switch into a points-based route or a family visa route. They will need to meet the requirements of that visa route and pay the associated visa fee(s). There are further offers of extension for skilled workers, students and seasonal workers.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575