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Een voorbeeld van een verblijfsvergunning van de IND

Published at Mar 1, 2023Mar 1, 2023

Important change of Temporary Protection Directive for non-Ukrainian refugees

As of 19 July 2022, refugees from Ukraine without Ukrainian citizenship, who had a temporary residence permit there, are no longer covered by the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that they are no longer entitled to municipal reception, education and medical care.

Een groep studenten loopt naar het universiteitsgebouw

Published at May 12, 2023May 12, 2023

Tuition 2023-2024 possibly higher than last year

As a Ukrainian student in the Netherlands, you will probably pay more tuition fees starting in September. This academic year, colleges and universities charged a lower fee for refugees from Ukraine. For next academic year, schools will not do this as standard.

Man wacht voor de gate op een vliegveld

Published at May 26, 2023May 26, 2023

If you do not have Ukrainian citizenship, DT&V offers financial contribution for return

If you have fled Ukraine, but do not have Ukrainian citizenship, you can make use of the remigration support of the Repatriation & Departure Service (DT&V) between June and August 2023. This financial support allows you to return to your country of origin.

Man viert zijn goal tijdens de selectiedag op de KNVB Campus

Published at May 23, 2023May 23, 2023

"It is a dream to play football in Orange"

During the EURO UNITY Cup, the Netherlands will be represented by 8 football players who came to the Netherlands as refugees. The selection day for the Dutch team took place last Friday in Zeist. "I came here from the AZC Haarlem to play football.

Twee mensen hebben een gesprek

Published at May 23, 2023May 23, 2023

Empatia provides mental support in your own language

If you have fled Ukraine and are in need of psychological help, or if you have fled from Ukraine and are trained in mental healthcare, Empatia is here to help you from now on.

Published at May 17, 2023May 17, 2023

Celebrating national Christian holidays in the spring

Most of the Dutch celebrate a number of Christian national public holidays in the spring. This is because of the Christian history of the Netherlands. Read more about what people celebrate and how it works here.

Mensen op een festival in Haarlem voor bevrijdingsdag.

Published at Apr 28, 2023Apr 28, 2023

Celebrating freedom on Liberation Day

5 May is Liberation Day. On this day, the Netherlands celebrates the end of World War II in the Netherlands, and people remember that freedom cannot be taken for granted. In this article you can read how Liberation Day is celebrated.

De Nederlandse koning en koningin leggen een krans op de Dam in Amsterdam.

Published at Apr 28, 2023Apr 28, 2023

Remembrance of the Dead: commemorating war victims on 4 May

Every year on 4 May, the Netherlands commemorates the victims of wars, including World War II. This is called National Remembrance of the Dead. In this article you will read what Remembrance of the Dead means and what you notice about it.

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