A British host who provided a home to a family of five in Ukraine accused the government of making the visa system “as difficult as possible” for those who were “hungry for help.”
Aile Adams, 54, provided a house in Wigan, Manchester, to her husband, wife and their children who had to flee from a house in Berdychiv, in the Zitmuirska region of northern Ukraine.
He applied for a visa through the Ukrainian Home Program on March 20th, but waited for more than a month before it was approved.
So while the British people are desperate to intervene and help, the government seems to be doing everything it can to make it as difficult as possible.Neal Adams
“I contacted my family via Facebook and sent all the documents, but the process was very slow,” Adams told PA News Agency.
“This is all a big disappointment. Maybe it’s an irony in me, but the process of procrastinating people seems deliberately long and complicated.
“This embarrasses me, at least on behalf of our government.
So while the British people are desperate to intervene and help, the government seems to be doing everything it can to make it as difficult as possible.
Adams, a senior lecturer at London South Bank University, is remodeling his home to accommodate a three-bedroom family.
She said the couple had four children between the ages of four and eighteen, but the eldest daughter decided to stay in a war-torn country after her husband was ordered to stay and fight in Ukraine. Stated.
“They have permanent residency in Ukraine, but their parents are from Uzbekistan and all their children, three daughters and a four-year-old son were born in Ukraine in a rather complex family,” he said. .. ..
“My father was not a Ukrainian citizen, so I didn’t have to stay and fight.
“I remodeled the house upstairs to provide two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, and I’m moving downstairs.
“I have a good friend in Belgium. He takes care of his family while we try to get over this nightmare process.”
A government spokesman said: “Thanks to the generosity of the Ukrainians who fled the war and those who gave home to our Ukrainian family program, more than 71,800 visas were issued and 21,600 Ukrainians arrived safely. ..
“We process thousands of visas a day, which shows that the changes we made to streamline our services are working. Based on this success, we will further speed up the process. I will do it. “