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Temporary Protection Directive extended to March 2025

Published at: 10/6/2023, 12:23 PM
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If you are covered by the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), you can stay in the European Union (EU) at least until 4 March 2025. This is what the EU member states have decided.

You can stay in the Netherlands until 4 March 2025


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extension means you are entitled to protection in the Netherlands at least until 4 March 2025. This was previously until 4 March 2024.

With this extension, you retain the same rights you have now: the right to a place in a reception centre,

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living allowance
, healthcare, education and work.

It is the last time the EU can extend the TPD. It is not yet clear what will happen after 4 March 2025.

Conditions to be covered by the TPD

You fall under the TPD if:

  • You have Ukrainian citizenship and travelled from Ukraine on or after 27 November 2021.

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

  • You do not have Ukrainian citizenship, but were a refugee recognised by Ukraine on 23 February 2022.

  • 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 by 23 February 2022.

  • You are a partner, minor child or dependent relative of covered persons.

No Ukrainian citizenship

If you do not have Ukrainian citizenship and had a temporary Ukrainian visa based on work or study, the Dutch government wanted your TPD to end on 4 September 2023. In that case, the information in this article is not for you.

The Dutch government plans to stop TPD for you. However, it is not yet clear whether this will be allowed. Right now, the highest court in the Netherlands,

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the Council of State
, is reviewing whether or not the Dutch government is allowed to do this.

It is likely that the Council of State will rule on this in November. The precise date is not yet known.

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