August 20, 2022

The government came under fire after it was revealed that only 1% of Ukrainian visa applications had been processed

The British government has finally made it easier for Ukrainian refugees to enter the UK.

The visa application process will now be fully digital for those with passports and ID cards, meaning that only complex or vulnerable cases will have to go through visa application centres in Europe.

The change will allow Ukrainians to complete the visa application process before leaving the country and arriving in Calais.

The government has come under fire in recent days for the number of fleeing Ukrainians it has let into the UK in comparison to other European countries.

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that only 1 per cent of Ukrainian visa applications had been processed, with the government offering just 50 visas to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.

It was then reported that the pop-up visa centre for Ukrainian refugees looking to enter the UK would be set up in Lille, 70 miles away from Calais where many refugees were waiting.

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Over the weekend, the French government urged the UK to do more to help fleeing Ukrainians trying to get across the Channel to Britain.

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