Questions a potential sponsor might like to ask a potential guest

Started by grahame, Mar 22, 2022, 10:30 PM

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I came up with a list of early questions to answer 'ahead of time' as a potential host.  Now the "other way" - Nb]NOT a list to throw at your potential match, but rather things I'll want to learn in early conversations[/b]?

Phase one

Can you talk freely?
Are you safe?
Where are you and where do you come from?
Do you speak English?
How can I best reach you (second way to contact reliably)?
How good is this access - can I contact you or do I have to wait for you to contact you?

Phase two

Why have you chosen the UK?
Do you have passports?
Are you going through the process with other possible hosts too?
Do you yet know if you're looking to return to Ukraine as soon as you can, or do you expect this move to be for a long time?
Family structure of those coming (and perhaps a bit on those left behind)
Check that what we have is suitable / absolute blocker such as in a wheelchair and we have stairs. Smoking, drinking, pets, etc

Phase three

Do you know what you want to do when here?
How will you fit in with our family / life / where we are?
Are you aware what we have and happy with it - not just grabbing first offer?
Do you want to find work, to help around; if so, what do you enjoy
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
And finally ... shall we take it further?

If all sounds good ... move on to detail of applications, how they get from 'there' to 'here' and so forth
Melksham Town Councillor (South Ward) - special interests including travel and transportation, economy and climate. Retired IT trainer, helping with the Ukraine UK forum