10 Mar 2022

Ukrainians with passports to be allowed to apply for UK visas online


Over two million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion – and there are fears that number could double over the next few days.

Under fire for not doing nearly enough to help – the home secretary said the UK would make it easier for Ukrainian refugees with family ties to Britain to enter the country, allowing people to apply online instead of having to queue up outside overcrowded visa processing centres.

Many of them have gone to northern France where they’re staying in hostels waiting for their visas to be processed.

Anja Popp is in Lille.