Temporary Protection Directive
If you have fled from Ukraine to the Netherlands and want to know what rules apply to you, you are entitled to protection under the Temporary Protection Directive. On this page you will find information about your rights in the Netherlands and what you need to arrange.
This is how the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) works
If you had to flee from Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, you may fall under Temporary Protection in the Netherlands. That means that special rules apply to you. For example, you do not have to apply for the usual asylum procedure, and you can live and work in the Netherlands.
This is what you should do if you have Temporary Protection
If you fall under the Temporary Protection Directive, you must register with the municipality. You must also collect proof of residence from the IND. On this page you can read what you need to arrange.
Reunion with family members from Ukraine
Family members of people with Temporary Protection may also be eligible for Temporary Protection in the Netherlands. This is possible even if family members are not entitled to Temporary Protection independently.
Passport application or renewal
You can apply for a passport at the consular service of the Ukrainian embassy in the Netherlands. You need to make an appointment for this. You can also renew your passport. To do this, go to the embassy's visiting hours.
Legal aid in the Netherlands
In most cases you do not need a lawyer in the Netherlands. Going to court is usually the last solution to a legal problem.
Applying for a regular residence permit
Other residence permits also exist in the Netherlands. This is called a regular permit. For both work and study, in most cases, it is only possible to apply for the visa in the country of origin.
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