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UK to extend visas for Ukrainians until 2026: details

The UK government has decided to extend the period of stay of Ukrainians on its territory until 2026, providing them with a safe haven. Learn more about the new scheme under which Ukrainians will be able to extend their visas for legal stay

An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
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Ukrainians who have taken refuge in Britain as a result of russian aggression will be able to stay in the country until at least 2026. The relevant decision has already been made by the government, Sky News reports.


Visa extension program for Ukrainians in the UK


Under the new scheme, Ukrainians will be able to obtain a visa for 18 months and stay in the UK until September 2026. This step is aimed at providing security and stability to Ukrainians who have found themselves in a difficult situation due to the war in their homeland.




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How can Ukrainians extend their visa until 2026?


Citizens of Ukraine who received their first visas through the Homes for Ukraine, Ukrainian Family Program and the Extended Stay Program for Ukraine can stay in the UK for three years. These visas will expire in March 2025.


Therefore, it is recommended that they apply for an extension before September 2026. This will allow them to retain their rights to work, education and medical care in the country.


To extend a visa, you need to submit a special application.


The UK Foreign Office emphasizes that the new visa extension program is an important step in ensuring stability and support for Ukrainians in the UK. It also emphasizes the country's readiness to continue to provide asylum to those in need of protection and support in difficult times.


It is known that more than 280 thousand Ukrainians have been granted asylum in the UK since the start of the full-scale invasion of russia.

Please note! To ensure a safe stay abroad, you should take care of reliable health insurance in advance, which will not only help you maintain your health, but also protect you from unforeseen expenses. You can take out an insurance policy that covers emergency medical care in case of illnesses and accidents, as well as inpatient and outpatient care around the world on the Visit Ukraine website. In addition, on our portal, you can immediately apply for car insurance - the Green Card, which is mandatory in 50 countries, including the EU.


As a reminder, the Czech Republic has taken decisive measures to improve living conditions for Ukrainian refugees by doubling housing payments from the beginning of 2024. These changes apply to Ukrainians who are under temporary protection in the country. Find out more about the amount of payments according to the innovations.



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