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Last updated: 7/7/2022

Do I need an international passport to cross the border?

No, but you will need to obtain a British visa before crossing the border. You can obtain a British visa on the basis of a valid Ukrainian international passport (or an expired Ukrainian international passport with a formal extension stamp issued by the Ukrainian government) or other identification documentation. If you hold a Ukrainian international passport, you can submit an application online and do not need to travel to a visa application centre. If you do not hold a Ukrainian international passport, you will need to apply online and attend an appointment at a visa application centre.

You can find general information about British visas for Ukrainians at:
Most relevant visa schemes:

Please note that even if you manage to get to the UK without a visa, you will be an illegal migrant and as a result have limited rights.

Can I cross the border with other documents (my national identity card, driver's license, copy of my passport, documents in electronic format on the Dia app)? What happens if I do?

You can cross the border with the identification documentation on the basis of which your UK visa has been granted.

Do I need a Covid vaccine or a PCR test to cross the border?


Can I cross the border with my pets if they have no documents?

If you intend to travel with your pets, you will need to obtain relevant approvals under a special streamlined process. To find out what you must do, call +44 3000 200 301 and press 2 or email:

Is a car insurance certificate ("green card") necessary to cross the border by car?

You will need a valid third-party liability insurance policy. You will be able to use your vehicle in the UK without the need to register or tax your vehicle for no more than 6 months. If you become a resident or stay for longer than 6 months, you must register and tax your vehicle in the UK.

Where can I find official government information/website and hotline for those fleeing Ukraine?

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