Scotland stands with the people of Ukraine and we want to ensure they find safety, sanctuary and support in their time of need.
This guidance is for hosts opening their homes under the Scottish Government Super Sponsor scheme. It covers:
- the eligibility criteria to become a host
- the role and expectations of hosts in supporting Ukrainian guests who arrive under the scheme
- how hosts can access further support
Responsibility for immigration policy and the allocation of visas, including through the Homes for Ukraine Visa scheme, is reserved to the UK Government.
Scotland for Ukrainians: a guide for displaced people has been published to help people settle into life in Scotland.
'Super Sponsor' refers to the Scottish Government in its role under the Scottish Super Sponsor scheme.
The term 'host' or 'hosts' refers to an individual or group who has been approved to accommodate an individual or household from Ukraine under the “Homes for Ukraine” sponsorship scheme, and has agreed to participate in the Scottish Super Sponsor scheme.
'Prospective host' or 'prospective hosts' refers to a person/people who is/are considering or are in the process of being matched under the Super Sponsor scheme.
The term 'resident host' is used to describe a host who is living with any displaced people from Ukraine in their main residence.
'Guest' or 'guests' refers to an individual or household previously resident in Ukraine, prior to 1 January 2022, who have secured a visa under the “Homes for Ukraine” scheme, which enables them to be housed by a host.
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