Your approved sponsor can also be a private host who agrees to offer you accommodation. If you go for this option, rather than the 'super sponsor' scheme, you will have to find a host before applying for a visa.
If you want to claim asylum in Scotland as a Ukrainian (or another nationality affected by the conflict, such as Russian or Belarusian) get legal advice from a qualified legal representative. They will advise you on all your options.
When you arrive in Scotland, look out for volunteers who are waiting to meet you and take you to the nearest Welcome Hub.
Welcome Hubs can be found in Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Renfrewshire at key points of entry, like airports, ports and major train stations.
At the Welcome Hub, you will be given information, advice and contact details for essential services. Welcome Hubs are run by local authorities in partnership with COSLA, the Scottish Government and the charity sector.
If you are arriving on the Scotland Super Sponsor Scheme, you will be able to stay in short-term accommodation (usually hotel rooms) provided by the Scottish Government before you are matched to longer term accommodation with a host.