Ukraine Advice Scotland
The Ukraine Advice Scotland project has been funded by the Scottish Government since May 2022 to provide free, confidential legal advice and information to Ukrainians and their families on legal routes for seeking safety in Scotland.
From 1st September, the service is moving from JustRight Scotland to the Scottish Refugee Council.
You can contact the free helpline on 0808 1967 274 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about accessing the service, please visit: https://scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/ukraine-advice-scotland/
Frequently Asked Questions
I do not speak English, can you provide advice in other languages?
Our advice services operate in English, but we can provide legal advice in other languages, such as Ukrainian, Russian or Polish, via interpreters on our helpline.
I live in Scotland and have a question about sponsoring a Ukrainian refugee – can you provide advice?
We can only provide advice to Ukrainians and their family members who require help with understanding the legal immigration routes for seeking safety in Scotland.
If you have a query about sponsoring a Ukrainian refugee in Scotland, you can read further details here: Homes for Ukraine
If you are looking for more information about the support available to Ukrainians arriving in Scotland, you can contact: Scottish Refugee Council Ukraine Family Project or by telephone on 0808 196 7274
I am not based in Scotland or am not planning to travel to Scotland, can you still provide advice?
This service is only for Ukrainians and their family members who are seeking safety in Scotland. If you are seeking advice about travelling to other parts of the UK – England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you might be able to obtain assistance from these organisations:
- Ukraine Advice Project by email to email@example.com
- Here for Good by completing this online form
- Settled (for EEA citizens and family members) – by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Factsheet on Immigration and Asylum Legal Routes to Scotland
The following factsheet will help you better understand the key legal routes to safety in Scotland for Ukrainians and their family members. The factsheet covers routes to safety for people outside of the UK, as well as for people who have already entered the UK, as well as answering questions about entry through the Republic of Ireland.
- Factsheet on Legal Routes to Scotland for Ukrainians – English
- Factsheet on Legal Routes to Scotland for Ukrainians – Ukrainian version
- Factsheet on Legal Routes to Scotland for Ukrainians – Russian version
- Visa Delays – Frequently Asked Questions
- Arriving in Scotland – Frequently Asked Questions
Leaflets for Ukrainian Refugees
The following information will help you better understand the role of a sponsor, how to identify someone when you are unsure of their intentions or what to do if you are in a situation that feels uncomfortable.
Our leaflets – developed in partnership with the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA), are available in three languages: Ukrainian, Russian and English.
To access our files, please click below:
- Leaflet for Ukrainian Refugees – Ukrainian version
- Leaflet for Ukrainian Refugees – Russian version
- Leaflet for Ukrainian Refugees – English version
This service is funded by the Scottish Government.