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Closed petition Allow Ukrainians with family in the UK to enter the UK without a visa

Allow Ukrainians citizens to join their family in the UK and cross the border without the UK visa if they can prove they have relatives in the UK.

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Ukrainian citizens' lives are under threat due to the violent aggression of Russia.

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Arrangements for Ukrainian refugees to enter the UK to be discussed by MPs

MPs will debate an e-petition calling on the Government to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees on Monday 14 March. This debate has been scheduled by the MPs on the Petitions Committee.

Watch the debate on Monday from 4.30pm: https://youtu.be/ZeqPJokhuqA

You can also read a transcript of the debate a few hours after it has finished: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-02-24

This debate has been scheduled because e-petition 609530, "Waive visa requirement for Ukrainian refugees", was signed by over 100,000 people.

Read the petition that prompted next week's debate: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/609530

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Ukrainian refugees discussed by MPs, and new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme announced

MPs debated an e-petition relating to arrangements for Ukrainian refugees to enter the UK on Monday 14 March. This debate followed a Government announcement of a new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme, which will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians to safety.

Debate on arrangements for Ukrainian refugees to enter the UK

MPs debated an e-petition calling on the Government to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees on Monday 14 March. This debate was scheduled by the MPs on the Petitions Committee, because e-petition 609530, "Waive visa requirement for Ukrainian refugees", was signed by over 100,000 people.

Read the petition that prompted this debate: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/609530

Read a transcript of the debate: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-03-14/debates/7F61EFBF-4EDF-43C3-A739-AA1FFA3F63CE/UkrainianRefugees

Watch the debate: https://youtu.be/ZeqPJokhuqA

This was a Westminster Hall debate, which give MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Westminster Hall debates are general debates that do not end in a vote.

Find out more about Westminster Hall debates: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/debates/westminster-hall-debates/

Government announces ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme

The Government has launched a new ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme, which will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians to safety – including those with no family ties to the UK.

In the first phase of the scheme people in the UK will be able to nominate a named Ukrainian or Ukrainian family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property.

Find out more information, and record your interest: https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced details of the scheme in the House of Commons on Monday 14 March.

Read the Secretary of State's announcement and questions from MPs: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-03-14/debates/8B28287A-F683-4F80-8A1F-AA1016D92B27/UkraineSponsorshipScheme

Find out more about the Ukraine crisis

The House of Commons Library has published a series of accessible briefings about the Ukraine crisis, with information about how the situation has developed, and the international response.

Find out more: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9455/

Find out about future discussions in the House of Commons

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Read transcripts of all discussions in the House of Commons, which are published a few hours after they happen: https://hansard.parliament.uk/