Help and support if you’ve recently arrived from Ukraine

Last updated: 12 April 2022

16. Immigration and legal help

If you need any assistance, please call the 24/7 free helpline +44 808 164 8810 (0808 164 8810 in the UK). If you cannot contact UK 0808 numbers please use +44 (0) 390 7510. You can also apply at gov.uk.

Ukraine Advice Project UK is a group of volunteer legal professionals with immigration and asylum expertise. They provide a free service to connect Ukrainian citizens (and others fleeing the Ukraine) with free legal advice on UK immigration, visas and asylum from qualified and regulated lawyers. You can email them at [email protected]

Depending on the visa or immigration status you have been given to enter the UK, you may need to access immigration advice. You can get this from a qualified immigration adviser, who can speak to you about extending your visa or making a different kind of application in future.

Legal aid can help meet the costs of legal advice and representation but is only available for certain types of applications and for people who cannot afford to pay for a solicitor privately.

You can find a legal representative who is regulated by the UK’s Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) through the ‘Find an Immigration Advisor’ search function at gov.uk/find-an-immigration-adviser. You can also email [email protected] to explain your situation and request free immigration advice