Priority tasks to Do on Arrival in UK
Here, we’ve provided a summary of what we’ve found to be the most important things to do on arrival as a Ukrainian refugee in the UK, in the approximate order in which they ought to be done for maximum efficiency. We found being able to follow a clear checklist very useful when trying to get on top of all the admin and paperwork that needs to be sorted out in the initial days and weeks.
To download and print the checklist, click the button below.
If there are children:
If there are older people and pensioners:
If there are disabled people:
If you arrived by car, see Driving:
If you brought a pet:
NOTE: Ukrainian refugees ARE ALLOWED TO WORK STRAIGHT AWAY. We have found that not all employers realise this. They DO NOT need to have a biometric residence permit or National Insurance number first. All they need to do is show the employer their visa entry stamp or Permission to Travel letter. If they have an immigration account, this can be used to show employers their right to work status also.
See the Government Welcome Guide – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-national-insurance-number-homes-for-ukraine: You can look for and start work without a National Insurance number if you can prove you have the right to work in the UK. You can prove you have the right to work in the UK by showing your employer either your Biometric Residence Permit or your visa in your passport.