Thousands of Ukrainians remain stranded in Europe waiting for visa


As thousands of Ukrainians remain stranded in Europe, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK has urged the home secretary to relax the “unnecessary, long, bureaucratic” visa scheme for those fleeing war.


Vadym Prystaiko said: “Now it’s time maybe for a temporary [relaxation of visa requirements] just to relieve people from this unnecessary, long, bureaucratic and difficult bureaucratic procedures“.

The negotiations come as FreeDom News revealed the home secretary was facing mass legal action over the “chaotic” Homes for Ukraine backlog.

According to the latest government figures, 59,000 people have had visas approved but have not yet arrived in the UK. Only 15% of the 74,700 Ukrainians who applied under the sponsorship route have made it to Britain.