New content added: home visit checks

The safety of all concerned is our top priority and with that in mind, we have published new guidance to provide you with an idea of the types of safety checks and considerations that will be needed once you begin sharing your home.

Aside from keeping sponsors, their households, and arriving Ukrainian guests safe, the UK government ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme requires us to carry out a housing check. However, this will happen in most cases after your guests have arrived, and has no bearing on the visa application process. We are working across all councils to do these checks as fast as possible, but you will appreciate there are many properties to visit, and it will take some time to get to them all.