Guidance for coming to the UK

The Visa Application Process

To apply for a visa you will need

  • Passport (If you or any of your children do not have a passport you will need to book and attend an appointment at a Visa Application Centre)

  • Driving Licence

  • National Identity Card

  • Biometric Residence Permit

  • Documents to show that you were a Ukrainian resident on or before 1st January 2022 (If you have them).

Welome - Arriving in Farnham - What to expect


Farnham Town Council have given their full support to Farnham Homes for Ukraine and all local groups offering homes and support to our visitors. This will include advice and help with employment, school places, health, finance assistance, language courses and much more.


The area has an excellent range of schools from the age of 5 through to 18, and there is good provision for children with special educational needs (SEN).

Support will be provided locally in helping you to apply for free school places.

Pre-school care (0-5 age) is a private system, but there are Government vouchers that are available as a benefit for those who are eligible to part-cover these costs. 


Free NHS healthcare is provided for all Ukrainians arriving in England.

This also covers continuing any treatment that began after 24.2.22

The NHS includes Covid vaccines, doctors consultations, hospital treatment, medication, dental care and eyecare.

Farnham is 10 miles (16km) from 2 excellent large hospitals.


Within Farnham and surrounding towns, including London, there will be many employment opportunities.

Farnham Town Council is setting up Employment Groups to help you find suitable employment.

Government Financial Support

The UK Government is giving access to a variety of financial support systems called 'the benefits system' for all incoming Ukrainians who need it and are eligible. 

Language Support

Farnham Town Council is setting up language classes and translation services.

Religion | Churches

There are many different churches and denominations within Farnham and the surrounding areas. Many of these are providing extra support for Ukrainians.