Extension sticker or card temporary protection Ukraine

Last update: 26 January 2024

The temporary protection for refugees from Ukraine has been extended until 4 March 2025. Non-Ukrainians with a temporary residence permit in Ukraine have temporary protection up until 4 March 2024. Read what this means for the extension of your sticker or card.

Extension for Ukrainians

Are you Ukrainian? Then your temporary protection has been extended until 4 March 2025. Does your sticker or card show a different validity date? Then you have received a letter with which your sticker or card remains valid until the end of the Temporary Protection Directive. 

Your proof of residency

Do you have a sticker or card that is valid until 4 March 2023 or 4 March 2024? With the following documents you show you are allowed to live and work in the Netherlands:

  • The letter from the IND together with your sticker or card.

Extension letter Ukrainians

Read the extension letter for Ukrainians. This is possible in Ukrainian (українською), Russian (Русский) or English. The translations of the letter are not valid as proof of residency. Only the letter with your personal details that we send to you is valid as proof of residency. Which letter you receive depends on the proof of residency you have. 

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Extension for non-Ukrainians with permanent residence or family member in Ukraine

Do you not have Ukrainian nationality? And did you stay in Ukraine on a permanent residence permit or under international protection, for example as a recognised refugee? Or do you have the right to temporary protection because your family member is covered by the directive? Then your temporary protection is extended until 4 March 2025. You will receive a letter in February 2024. This states that you can make an appointment to collect a new card. This card is valid until 4 March 2025.

Your proof of residency

With one of the following documents you show you are allowed to live and work in the Netherlands:

  • A card that is valid until 4 March 2024. This is a Foreign Nationals Identity Document Type O (O-document).
  • A card that is valid until 4 March 2025. This is a Foreign Nationals Identity Document Type O (O-document).

Extension for non-Ukrainians with temporary Ukrainian residence permit

Did you have a temporary residence permit in Ukraine, for example to work or study? Then you do not come under the Temporary Protection Directive after 4 March 2024.

Your proof of residency

With the following documents you show you are allowed to live and work in the Netherlands up until 4 March 2024:

  • Your passport, identity card, birth certificate or statement by the embassy.
  • Your Foreign Nationals’ Identity Document (type O or type W).
  • The letter from the IND about the consequences of the ruling (January 2024).