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Immediate essentials

This section provides you with guidance on key steps to be taken upon your arrival in the UK. Additionally, please familiarise yourself with the official Welcome Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK here.

  1. Submit your Biometric information within the first 6 months after arrival to the UK. If you arrived in the UK under the Ukraine Family scheme or Homes for Ukraine scheme, book your appointment to submit your Biometric information here.

  2. Apply for a National Insurance number here. A National Insurance (NI) number is used to make sure your National Insurance contributions and tax are recorded against your name only.

  3. Open a bank account in the UK (see more details here).

  4. Get a UK number and a SIM card (see more details here).

  5. Register at the GP Surgery (find more details here).

Official resources below provide useful links on the essentials upon arrival.

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