Below is a list of all posts previously published on RefugeeHelp.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a W-document for 1 year you can now work unlimited hours according to the court
The court has decided that from now on you are allowed to work more while waiting for an asylum residence permit. Previously, you were only allowed to work 24 weeks a year after 6 months in the Netherlands. This is called the 24-week requirement. The court has now abolished this requirement.
King's Day: party in orange
The Netherlands celebrates King Willem-Alexander's birthday every year on 27 April. This national holiday is called Koningsdag (King's Day). Most people are off work then. You can read below how King's Day is celebrated.
Football for the Netherlands during international championship
The Dutch football team is looking for you! In June, the Netherlands will participate in the EURO UNITY Cup in Frankfurt. You can become a player for the Dutch football team. Read here what you have to do.
What you need to know when the IND starts your asylum application
If you do not have Ukrainian citizenship and your stay has been extended until 4 September 2023, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) will send a letter telling you whether you want to start your asylum application. Read more about this process and what to expect here.
Working under the Temporary Protection Directive
Anyone covered by the Temporary Protection Directive may work in the Netherlands. Your employer does not have to apply for a work permit for you. Even if you fall under the Temporary Protection Directive until 4 September 2023, you can continue to work in the Netherlands.