Ukrainian refugee visa numbers announced for every Berkshire borough

Data has been released showing how many UK visas have been issued to Ukrainian refugees that have fleed the country after Russia’s invasion of the country, with one Berkshire borough having fewer than five. Each of our county’s six boroughs has been ranked in the latest release, showing a total of 167 visas have been allocated for our region.

The list of the number of visas issued under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme as of April 6, is broken down by the local authority of the sponsor’s property. 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.

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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 per cent. The data is provisional and is likely to include some duplicate records, so may not be an exact record of the number of individuals who have been issued visas.

The data does not contain 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 list has been ordered by the number of visas issued per local authority area, starting with the highest number. Berkshire’s boroughs are in bold and underlined.

  • Buckinghamshire 151
  • Barnet 132
  • Edinburgh 116
  • Camden 107
  • Wiltshire 102
  • Kensington & Chelsea 97
  • Ealing 94
  • Bromley 92
  • Richmond upon Thames 91
  • Wandsworth 91
  • Hammersmith & Fulham 87
  • Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole 84
  • Cornwall 83
  • Westminster 82
  • Greenwich 81
  • Birmingham 80
  • Wealden 80
  • Winchester 80
  • Croydon 78
  • Haringey 78
  • Lambeth 77
  • Waverley 77
  • Guildford 76
  • Southwark 74
  • Brighton & Hove 72
  • Chichester 71
  • Milton Keynes 71
  • Shropshire 71
  • South Cambridgeshire 71
  • West Northamptonshire 69
  • Elmbridge 68
  • Merton 68
  • Cheshire East 66
  • Dorset 66
  • Kingston upon Thames 66
  • Leeds 66
  • Bristol 65
  • Islington 65
  • Bedford 60
  • Lewisham 60
  • Redbridge 59
  • Sheffield 59
  • Waltham Forest 59
  • Test Valley 58
  • North Somerset 57
  • Somerset West & Taunton 57
  • South Oxfordshire 57
  • Canterbury 54
  • Cheshire West & Chester 53
  • Hackney 53
  • Tower Hamlets 53
  • St Albans 52
  • North Northamptonshire 51
  • Wokingham 51
  • Cambridge 50
  • Hounslow 50
  • Bexley 49
  • West Suffolk 49
  • East Hertfordshire 48
  • Manchester 48
  • Ashford 47
  • Sevenoaks 47
  • Enfield 45
  • Epping Forest 45
  • Sutton 45
  • New Forest 44
  • Nottingham 44
  • Maidstone 43
  • Rother 43
  • South Gloucestershire 43
  • Tunbridge Wells 43
  • East Riding of Yorkshire 42
  • Herefordshire 42
  • Folkestone & Hythe 41
  • Hillingdon 41
  • Newham 41
  • Stratford-on-Avon 41
  • Chelmsford 40
  • East Hampshire 40
  • Oxford 40
  • South Somerset 40
  • West Oxfordshire 40
  • Windsor & Maidenhead 40
  • Isle of Wight 39
  • Newcastle upon Tyne 39
  • Vale of White Horse 39
  • York 39
  • Harrogate 38
  • Highland 38
  • Cherwell 37
  • Fife 37
  • Central Bedfordshire 36
  • Durham 36
  • Kirklees 36
  • Brent 34
  • Liverpool 34
  • North Tyneside 34
  • Colchester 33
  • Hull 33
  • Lewes 33
  • Wirral 33
  • Woking 33
  • Arun 32
  • Dacorum 32
  • Eastleigh 32
  • Warwick 32
  • Glasgow 32
  • Cheltenham 31
  • Telford & Wrekin 31
  • East Cambridgeshire 30
  • East Suffolk 30
  • Harborough 30
  • Hart 30
  • Horsham 30
  • Huntingdonshire 30
  • Swale 30
  • Basingstoke & Deane 29
  • Hambleton 29
  • Forest of Dean 28
  • Hertsmere 28
  • Mid Sussex 28
  • North Kesteven 28
  • West Berkshire 28
  • Monmouthshire 28
  • Derby 27
  • Derbyshire Dales 27
  • South Kesteven 27
  • Tonbridge & Malling 27
  • Swansea 27
  • Bradford 26
  • Doncaster 26
  • East Lindsey 26
  • Great Yarmouth 26
  • Havering 26
  • Solihull 26
  • Pembrokeshire 26
  • Bath & North East Somerset 25
  • Bracknell Forest 25
  • Braintree 25
  • Exeter 25
  • Newark & Sherwood 25
  • Northumberland 25
  • Reigate & Banstead 25
  • Sefton 25
  • South Norfolk 25
  • Thanet 25
  • Trafford 25
  • Uttlesford 25
  • Welwyn Hatfield 25
  • Aberdeenshire 25
  • Gedling 24
  • Harrow 24
  • King’s Lynn & West Norfolk 24
  • Rushcliffe 24
  • Tameside 24
  • Teignbridge 24
  • Stirling 24
  • Mole Valley 23
  • North Hertfordshire 23
  • Reading 23
  • Swindon 23
  • West Lothian 23
  • Crawley 22
  • East Devon 22
  • Lancaster 22
  • Rugby 22
  • Runnymede 22
  • Salford 22
  • Torbay 22
  • West Lancashire 22
  • Bassetlaw 21
  • Cotswold 21
  • Surrey Heath 21
  • Worcester 21
  • Wychavon 21
  • Perth & Kinross 21
  • Carmarthenshire 21
  • East Staffordshire 20
  • High Peak 20
  • Lichfield 20
  • Mansfield 20
  • Stafford 20
  • Stroud 20
  • Thurrock 20
  • Wigan 20
  • Dumfries & Galloway 20
  • Midlothian 20
  • Vale of Glamorgan 20
  • Allerdale 19
  • Barking & Dagenham 19
  • Hinckley & Bosworth 19
  • Plymouth 19
  • South Hams 19
  • Torridge 19
  • Wakefield 19
  • Warrington 19
  • Cardiff 19
  • Gwynedd 19
  • Babergh 18
  • Brentwood 18
  • Dover 18
  • Hastings 18
  • Mendip 18
  • Sedgemoor 18
  • South Derbyshire 18
  • Southend-on-Sea 18
  • Spelthorne 18
  • Stockport 18
  • Three Rivers 18
  • Ceredigion 18
  • Eastbourne 17
  • Medway Towns 17
  • Mid Devon 17
  • North Devon 17
  • Southampton 17
  • West Devon 17
  • Broxtowe 16
  • Bury 16
  • Calderdale 16
  • Lincoln 16
  • South Lakeland 16
  • East Lothian 16
  • Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon 16
  • Belfast 16
  • Boston 15
  • Broadland 15
  • Malvern Hills 15
  • Stockton-on-Tees 15
  • Tendring 15
  • Angus 15
  • Renfrewshire 15
  • Scottish Borders 15
  • Denbighshire 15
  • Blackpool 14
  • Breckland 14
  • North Lincolnshire 14
  • Rushmoor 14
  • Watford 14
  • Wolverhampton 14
  • Aberdeen City 14
  • Newport 14
  • Adur 13
  • Bolton 13
  • Coventry 13
  • Eden 13
  • Maldon 13
  • North West Leicestershire 13
  • Ryedale 13
  • Scarborough 13
  • Tandridge 13
  • Tewkesbury 13
  • South Lanarkshire 13
  • Flintshire 13
  • Amber Valley 12
  • Chorley 12
  • Darlington 12
  • Erewash 12
  • Gloucester 12
  • South Holland 12
  • South Staffordshire 12
  • Argyll & Bute 12
  • Wrexham 12
  • Ards & North Down 12
  • Mid & East Antrim 12
  • Carlisle 11
  • Epsom & Ewell 11
  • Gosport 11
  • Knowsley 11
  • North Norfolk 11
  • Norwich 11
  • Oldham 11
  • Peterborough 11
  • Staffordshire Moorlands 11
  • Stoke-on-Trent 11
  • Sunderland 11
  • West Lindsey 11
  • Worthing 11
  • Bromsgrove 10
  • Fareham 10
  • Luton 10
  • Mid Suffolk 10
  • Ribble Valley 10
  • Selby 10
  • Wyre 10
  • Caerphilly 10
  • Conwy 10
  • Powys 10
  • Basildon 9
  • Chesterfield 9
  • Dartford 9
  • Havant 9
  • Leicester 9
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme 9
  • Rochdale 9
  • Moray 9
  • North Lanarkshire 9
  • Bridgend 9
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf 9
  • Torfaen 9
  • Charnwood 8
  • Halton 8
  • Ipswich 8
  • North East Derbyshire 8
  • North Warwickshire 8
  • Portsmouth 8
  • Rossendale 8
  • Rotherham 8
  • St Helens 8
  • Wyre Forest 8
  • Inverclyde 8
  • South Ayrshire 8
  • Burnley 7
  • Cannock Chase 7
  • Fylde 7
  • Rochford 7
  • South Ribble 7
  • Falkirk 7
  • Isle of Anglesey 7
  • Neath Port Talbot 7
  • Mid Ulster 7
  • Newry, Mourne & Down 7
  • Blaby 6
  • Dudley 6
  • Fenland 6
  • Melton 6
  • North East Lincolnshire 6
  • Redditch 6
  • Sandwell 6
  • East Ayrshire 6
  • East Dunbartonshire 6
  • Merthyr Tydfil 6
  • Barnsley 5
  • Bolsover 5
  • Castle Point 5
  • Craven 5
  • Gateshead 5
  • Harlow 5
  • Middlesbrough 5
  • Dundee City 5
  • East Renfrewshire 5
  • North Ayrshire 5
  • Fermanagh & Omagh 5

The following local authorities are areas where fewer than five visas have been issued. The exact total has been withheld for data disclosure purposes.

  • Antrim & Newtownabbey
  • Ashfield
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Broxbourne
  • Causeway Coast & Glens
  • City of London
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Copeland
  • Derry City & Strabane
  • Gravesham
  • Hartlepool
  • Hyndburn
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Lisburn & Castlereagh
  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Nuneaton & Bedworth
  • Oadby & Wigston
  • Orkney Islands
  • Pendle
  • Preston
  • Redcar & Cleveland
  • Richmondshire
  • Rutland
  • Shetland Islands
  • Slough
  • South Tyneside
  • Stevenage
  • Tamworth
  • Walsall
  • West Dunbartonshire

In addition, 35 visas have been issued under the direct sponsorship of the Scottish Government. The Welsh and Scottish governments have undertaken to match beneficiaries who do not have a named sponsor at the point of application with a suitable sponsor in due course.

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