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Welcome to the Netherlands!

This is the online starting point for Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands.

Welcome to the Netherlands!

This is the online starting point for Ukrainian refugees in the Netherlands.
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Current information


Join the webinar on education

VluchtelingenWerk Nederland is organising an online meeting for you about receiving education in the Netherlands on 27 March at 19:00. During the webinar, an employee of Universitair Asiel Fonds (UAF) will talk about how you, as a Ukrainian refugee, can get an education in the Netherlands.

RefugeeHelp has been revamped

Welcome to the new RefugeeHelp website! As of 15 March 2023, RefugeeHelp is a website for all refugees in the Netherlands. This means that from now on the website for people from Ukraine will also look different. In this post you will find a digital tour of the new website.

Commemoration in the living rooms of the Jaarbeurs

On 24 February 2023, one year of the invasion in Ukraine was remembered at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Last year, the Jaarbeurs became for many Ukrainians the final point of their flee and the beginning of a life in the Netherlands. Last Friday, this place was again the point where Ukrainians and Dutch came together.

Important change of Temporary Protection Directive for non-Ukrainian refugees

As of 19 July, refugees from Ukraine without the Ukrainian nationality, who had a temporary residence permit there, are no longer covered by the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that they are no longer entitled to municipal reception, education and medical care.

App Can't Wait to Learn provides emergency education

The app Can't Wait to Learn allows Ukrainian children to continue learning wherever they are. If going to school is currently not possible, the app Can't Wait to Learn offers a solution. 

More opportunities to open a Dutch payment account

Anyone who does not yet have a Dutch checking account will have more opportunities to open one starting Monday, Oct. 3. From then on, four additional types of identity documents will be accepted.

Information for refugees from Russia

If you have fled from Russia, you have different rights and obligations than refugees from Ukraine. The information on the RefugeeHelp website is intended for refugees from Ukraine and is therefore specifically tailored to this target group. The information on RefugeeHelp does not apply to refugees from Russia.