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Important change of Temporary Protection Directive for non-Ukrainian refugees

Published at: 3/1/2023, 1:58 PM
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As of 19 July 2022, refugees from Ukraine without Ukrainian citizenship, who had a temporary residence permit in Ukraine, are no longer covered by the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that they are no longer entitled to municipal reception, education and medical care.

Amendment of Temporary Protection Directive

This amendment applies regardless of whether people of other nationalities came directly from Ukraine, or came via another EU country. Refugees from Ukraine without Ukrainian citizenship with a permanent residence permit on 23 February 2022, who have not left Ukraine by 27 November 2021, and who have not returned to their country of origin after 23 February 2022, will continue to be covered.

Anyone who has registered in the Dutch population register (BRP) before 19 July will continue to be covered by the Directive. For these persons, however, their temporary protection ends on 4 March 2023. People with other nationalities who were refugees recognised by Ukraine remain a target group of the directive.

To check whether someone falls under the directive, the IND will set up a separate location. This is expected in early August. It is not clear whether people about whom there is doubt whether they fall under the Directive may remain in the reception centres until that time.

People who are no longer covered may choose to return to their country of origin. The Dutch Repatriation and Departure Service can help with this. They can also choose to go through the normal asylum procedure. To do so, they must go to Ter Apel. The IND and other parties involved are also making preparations for this.

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