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Last updated: 3/6/2023, 3:29 PM

Published at: 10/14/2022, 3:28 PM

Ukrainians entitled to longer stay in the Netherlands

The Temporary Protection Directive has been extended until 4 March 2024. This has been decided by the European Commission. This means that even with a Ukrainian permanent residence permit or asylum permit, you are entitled to stay in the Netherlands for an additional year.

Anyone covered by the Temporary Protection Directive is entitled to: a place in a reception centre, medical care, education (for minors) and the opportunity to work. It can be extended once more for a period of one year. Temporary protection ends when the maximum duration has expired or safe return to Ukraine is possible.

Non-Ukrainian citizenship

A total of about 6,600 refugees of non-Ukrainian citizenship are registered in the Dutch population register (BRP). A large part of this group has a temporary residence permit in Ukraine. For example, for work or study.

This group will no longer be entitled to Temporary Protection after 4 March 2023. If you belong to this group, you can find more information on the Non-Ukrainian citizenship page. With a permanent residence permit or an asylum permit you do retain the right to protection. VluchtelingenWerk Nederland has been asked to provide information to this group, which will soon no longer be covered. They are informed about the expiration of the protection, about support in returning to the country of origin and about possibilities to apply for residence in the Netherlands in another way.

Issuing of residence stickers after 1 November 2022

Residence stickers are currently being issued at three locations in the Netherlands. Such a sticker shows that you are covered by the directive. After 1 November, this process will continue from a fixed location in Amsterdam. For example, here refugees coming to the Netherlands after 31 October 2022 can go by appointment for a sticker in their residence document. After their fourteenth birthday, children can also go here for a sticker.

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