Ukraine Advice Scotland

Ukraine Advice Scotland  


Our Ukraine Advice Scotland project has been funded by the Scottish Government to provide free, confidential legal advice and information to Ukrainians and their families on legal routes for seeking safety in Scotland.   

You can access our service, which is staffed by qualified solicitors and legal caseworkers by either: 

Telephone: 0800 995 6045

Legal helpline

Tuesday from 10am to 1pm (UK time)
Thursday from 10am to 1pm (UK time)



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 legal telephone helpline.

If you would like to access our helpline using an interpreter please email us first and we can arrange this, you can email us at

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: 

You can also read this summary of current immigration routes and concessions available to Ukrainians coming to the UK from Free Movement. 


Worker Support Centre

We have received funding to set up a Worker Support Centre. This centre is the first point of contact for all workers on the Seasonal Workers Visa (SWV) in Scotland including those of Ukrainian nationality. This centre is linked to Ukraine Advice Scotland but is open to any worker irrespective of nationality.

The centre is led by two migrant outreach workers, supported by legal staff at JustRight Scotland and a consultant expert in labour exploitation 


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.


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:




This service is funded by the Scottish Government.

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Legal Factsheets


Immigration Law Masterclass Conference 2022 (PDF)

Delegates will have an opportunity to hear from distinguished Counsel at the Scottish Bar as well as expert practitioners from leading immigration firms throughout Scotland.


The event will be chaired by Bilaal Shabbir, incoming Devil at the Faculty of Advocates. Other speakers will include:

  • Stuart McWilliams (Partner, Morton Fraser LLP)
  • Jacqueline Moore (Director, Shepherd & Wedderburn)
  • Stephen Winter (Advocate, Terra Firma Chambers)
  • Alan Caskie (Advocate, Themis Advocates)
  • Jamie Kerr (Partner, Burness Paull)
  • Andy Sirel (Legal Director & Partner, JustRight Scotland)

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