Unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 will be able to apply for a visa to come to the UK under the sponsorship scheme if they have parental consent.
The new policy will initially apply to more than a thousand unaccompanied minors who have already applied under the scheme.
So far, this cohort has been unable to travel unless they are with, or joining, a parent or guardian.
The change in position was set out in a written statement by Communities Secretary Michael Gove on Wednesday.
He said: “This policy will initially apply to the 1,000 children who have already applied to the Home Office but are unable to travel as they are not travelling or reuniting with a parent or guardian.
“After working closely with the Ukrainian government, the changes will enable a child to apply for a visa if they have proof of parental consent.”
Parental consent must be certified by an authority approved by the Ukrainian government, which includes Ukrainian consulates abroad.
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