File on Ukraine

Since the end of February, more and more refugees are coming to the Netherlands from Ukraine. Once there they register with their local council in the Personal Records Database (in Dutch: Basisregistratie Personen or BRP) and so become known to the IND. Most of them fall under the European Temporary Protection Directive and are allowed to stay and work in the Netherlands until at least 4 March 2023. The IND gives them proof of this in the form of a residence sticker placed in their passport or document.

People from Russia are also applying for asylum in the Netherlands. Their number has increased since the beginning of the war. What the Russian invasion of Ukraine and related developments in Russia mean for the country-specific policy on Russia is currently being looked into. Until this becomes clear, the IND will not decide on asylum applications from Russians, unless these can be granted based on the current country-specific policy.

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