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Visa sponsorship for Ukrainians coming to Scotland

The Scottish Super Sponsor Scheme continues to be paused for new applications. We're doing this to make sure we can provide support and sanctuary to those displaced people from Ukraine who are either already in Scotland or will shortly be arriving. 

If you made your application under the Super Sponsor Scheme before 13 July 2022, it will be processed.

If you have been issued a visa under the Super Sponsor Scheme, your visa is valid and you can travel to Scotland.

You can find out more about the pausing of the scheme on

Applying for a visa

Unless you already applied using the Scottish Super Sponsor Scheme, there are 2 visa schemes you can currently apply to if you’ve been displaced by the war against Ukraine:

  • Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme
  • Ukraine Extension Scheme

The Ukraine Family Scheme closed to new applicants on 19 February 2024. Find out more about the Ukraine Family Scheme on GOV.UK.

Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme

If you want to join a settled family member in the UK, you can apply for a visa under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme on GOV.UK.

Ukraine Extension Scheme

You can apply for the Ukraine Extension Scheme on GOV.UK until 16 May 2024.

After 16 May 2024 applications will only be accepted for children born in the UK.

Visa extensions

You may be able to extend your existing visa under the Ukraine Permission Extension scheme on GOV.UK.

Travelling to Scotland

You should not arrange travel to Scotland until you have a valid visa.

You can get help to arrange travel to Scotland if you need it. You may be able to get help with free travel. 

Train travel 

You may be able to get free train travel:

In France from SNCF

Phone: 00 33 1 84 94 3635

In Germany from Deutsche Bahn

Phone: +49 30 311682904

In the UK from National Rail

Phone: 03457  225 333

From Eurostar

Phone: 0343 218 6186

More information about travelling to Scotland

Read more about travelling to Scotland on

If you need help while travelling to Scotland 

If you need help while travelling you may be able to get help from: 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office
Phone: +41 22 739 8111

(IOM) – for people affected by the crisis in Ukraine

Ukrainian embassies


  • Ukraine: 527 (free from mobile phones), 0800505501 (free from landline phones), and 527 website. 
  • Poland: +48 22 490 20 44,
  • Lithuania: +370 525 14352,
  • Slovakia: from abroad 00421 5263 0023, locally 0850 211 478, Telegram/Signal: 00421 908 767 853

Ukrainian Embassy

Phone: +38 (044) 238-16-57

When you arrive in Scotland

 There will be someone there to meet you if you arrive at: 

  • Edinburgh Airport

  • Glasgow Airport

  • Edinburgh Waverley train station 

  • Glasgow Central train station 

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port (by boat)  

Look for the Welcome Hub. There will be signs in the airport or train station to show you where to go.

Where you’ll be staying

Someone in the Hub will help find you a place to stay and how to get there.

They’ll also be able to give you information about other things you might need help with.

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