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You must meet these conditions to receive temporary protection in the Netherlands
Last updated: 6/24/2024, 4:39 PM

Have you fled to the Netherlands and have Ukrainian citizenship? Then you probably fall under the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD). This means that you are entitled to a place in a reception centre and medical care in the Netherlands. Read here about the conditions for refugees from Ukraine to receive protection in the Netherlands.

You must meet 1 of these conditions to receive temporary protection

You are covered by the Temporary Protection Directive if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • If you travelled from Ukraine on or after 27 November 2021, and have Ukrainian citizenship.

  • If you can prove that you were already in the Netherlands before 27 November 2021, and not in another EU country and have Ukrainian citizenship.

  • If on 23 February 2022, you were a refugee recognised by Ukraine and therefore do not have Ukrainian citizenship.

  • If you had a valid, permanent Ukrainian residence permit on 23 February 2022, and you did not leave Ukraine by 27 November 2021, and did not return to your country of origin after 23 February 2022.

  • If you are a partner, minor child or dependent relative of covered individuals.

  • You had a valid temporary Ukrainian residence permit on 23 February 2022 and you were registered with a Dutch municipality before 19 July 2022. In this case, you are entitled to temporary protection until 4 March 2025. After this date your right to temporary protection expires.

You are entitled to stay at least until 4 March 2025

Refugees from Ukraine with a proof of residence from the

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Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND
) may be allowed to stay in the Netherlands at least until 4 March 2025.

Do you not have Ukrainian citizenship or did you not have a permanent residence permit in Ukraine? Then you are also entitled to protection until 4 March 2025.

This is what you are entitled to in the Netherlands if you fall under the Temporary Protection Directive

If you fall under the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), you are entitled to stay in the Netherlands for a certain period of time. You are then also entitled to certain facilities in the Netherlands, such as:

  • A place in a reception centre

  • Medical care

  • The right to work

  • Education for minor children

This is what you need to do when arriving in the Netherlands
On this page you can read more about reception after your arrival in the Netherlands. Here you can find out where you can apply for reception.

Sometimes you are not entitled to temporary protection

You are not entitled to temporary protection if one of these points applies to you:

  • You have a temporary Ukrainian residence permit (e.g. for work or study) and are not registered with a Dutch municipality before 19 July 2022.

  • You have insufficient documents to prove that you are covered by Temporary Protection.

  • You filed an application for (inter)national protection in Ukraine, which has not yet been decided on.

  • You yourself have left the Netherlands for a country outside the EU. TPD is not a travel document. The customs of a non-EU country cannot let you enter because you do not have a travel document.

  • You used the remigration scheme of the

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    Repatriation & Departure Service.

These are your options if you are not entitled to temporary protection
On this page you can read about your options if you are not or no longer covered by the Temporary Protection Directive. You then have a number of options, such as: apply for asylum, return to your country of origin or apply for another residence permit.
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