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Wales is ready to welcome you. We have a proud history of warmly accepting people affected by conflict and adversity.

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7 April 2022
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Before you travel to Wales and the UK

You need permission to enter the UK.

If you have settled family in the UK, you can apply for the Ukraine Family Scheme visa (on GOV.UK) for free.

If you do not have settled family in the UK, apply for a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (on GOV.UK) (also known as ‘Homes for Ukraine’) for free.

For help to apply to come to the United Kingdom call this number free 24 hours a day on +44 808 164 8810.

If you cannot contact UK 0808 numbers call +44 (0)175 390 7510.

If you know you are coming to Wales you can call the free helpline 24 hours a day on 0808 175 1508 or on +44 (0)204 542 5671.

When you arrive in Wales

There is help for you on the Sanctuary website to explain your rights, learn about Wales and where to find help.

You can also call the free helpline 24 hours a day on 0808 175 1508 or on +44 (0)204 542 5671.