Support for Sponsors
To become a sponsor for a Ukrainian guest, any person over the age of 16 years old in a household will need to be Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked.
A video call will be organised to approve and identify documents.
Please note: you must show original documents as photocopied documents will not be accepted.
Applicants must be able to show at least three documents – one from group 1 and two further documents from group 1, group 2a of group 2b.
Documents are as per the tables below:
|Passport||Any current and valid passport|
|Biometric residence permit||UK|
|Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional)||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands. From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA|
|Birth certificate - issued within 12 months of birth||UK, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces|
|Adoption certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
|Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)||All countries outside the UK (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version
(if issued before 1998)
|UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Birth certificate – issued after time of birth||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Marriage/civil partnership certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
|Immigration document, visa, or work permit||Issued by a country outside the UK.
Valid only for roles whereby the applicant is living and working outside of the UK.
Visa/permit must relate to the non-UK country in which the role is based
|HM Forces ID card||UK|
|Firearms licence||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Documents||Notes||Issue date and validity|
|Mortgage statement||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|Bank or building society statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issues in last 3 months|
|Bank or building society statement||Countries outside the UK||Issued in last 3 months -branch must be in the country where the applicant lives and works|
|Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Credit card statement||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Financial statement, for example pension or endowment||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|P45 or P60 statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Council Tax statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider||Non-UK only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at the time of application||Must still be valid|
|Utility bill||UK – not mobile telephone bill||Issued in last 3 months|
|Benefit statement, for example Child Benefit, pension||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, for example from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|EEA National ID card||Must still be valid|
|Irish Passport Card||Cannot be used with an Irish passport||Must still be valid|
|Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands||Must still be valid|
|Letter from headteacher or college principal||Letter from headteacher or college principal|