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New Ukraine Extension Scheme offers three year visa for Ukrainian seasonal workers in Northern Ireland

18th May, 2022

A new Ukraine Extension Scheme is now available for Ukrainian seasonal workers living in Northern Ireland.  The scheme provides a three year visa that allows you to live, work and study in the UK.  If you are Ukrainian and are currently living and working in Northern Ireland with a Seasonal Worker visa, this might be a particularly good option.  

The new scheme offers many advantages compared to the Seasonal Worker visa.  It permits the holder to work without restriction, allows access to social security and provides a route whereby family members can later join the visa holder (through the Homes for Ukraine Scheme). 

You can apply if:

• You are Ukrainian; and
• Your Seasonal Worker visa was valid on 18 March 2022; or
• You had a Seasonal Worker visa which expired on or after 1 January 2022.

In addition, you can apply if you are:

• In the UK and you are the immediate family member of a Ukrainian national who is applying to the scheme.

For more details, see: 

Legal Information Briefing.  

Or our flyer:

Ukraine Extension Scheme

Програма продовження візи для українців

Продление Украинской схемы

You can find more documents related to the Ukraine Scheme here.