How many Ukrainian refugee visas have been issued in your council area?

Edinburgh City Council has been issued with the most visas of anywhere in Scotland, while four authorities have had fewer than five.

How many visas under the Homes For Ukraine scheme have been issued for your council area? STV News

Ukrainians fleeing from the Russian invasion of their homeland are being offered the chance to seek refuge in Scotland through a dedicated visa programme.

The first refugees who have found sponsors through the Homes For Ukraine scheme arrived in the country at the end of March.

Here is a list of the number of visas issued under the sponsorship programme as of April 19, broken down by the local authority of the sponsor’s property, in order from highest to lowest.

Four Scottish councils have been issued with fewer than five visas.

  • Edinburgh 287
  • Fife 130
  • Glasgow 115
  • Perth and Kinross 99
  • Highland 84
  • Aberdeenshire 83
  • Argyll and Bute 62
  • Stirling 59
  • Dumfries & Galloway 56
  • Angus 54
  • Aberdeen 52
  • East Lothian 48
  • West Lothian 48
  • Moray 45
  • South Lanarkshire 44
  • North Lanarkshire 43
  • Scottish Borders 39
  • Midlothian 33
  • Renfrewshire 33
  • South Ayrshire 29
  • Dundee City 28
  • Falkirk 27
  • East Ayrshire 26
  • Inverclyde 21
  • East Renfrewshire 18
  • East Dunbartonshire 17
  • North Ayrshire 15
  • Clackmannanshire 7

Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles), Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands and West Dunbartonshire have been issued fewer than five visas. The exact total has been withheld for data disclosure purposes.

A further 2137 visas have been issued under the direct sponsorship of the Scottish Government as a “super sponsor”.

The data above does not include the number of visas issued through the Ukraine Family Scheme, which allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK.

The data has been published by the Home Office and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

The scheme allows Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK if they have a named sponsor.

Visas have been issued to local authorities based on the postcode of the sponsor’s address, or of the accommodation address if the applicant is not staying with the sponsor.

Not all records of visas have a postcode that has been mapped to a local authority area, but the number of records excluded is less than 1%.

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