Residence non-Ukrainians with temporary Ukrainian residence permit

After 4 March 2023, non-Ukrainians who had a temporary residence permit in Ukraine no longer come under the Temporary Protection Directive. Read what this means for your stay in the Netherlands.

Change in requirements Temporary Protection Directive after 4 March 2023

Did you have a temporary Ukrainian residence permit on 23 February 2022, for example for work or study? Then you currently come under the Temporary Protection Directive, if you registered with a local council before 19 July 2022. On 4 March 2023, your right to protection under the Directive will end. This means you will no longer have the right to stay in the Netherlands under the Directive. This is stated in a letter from 18 July 2022 from the Minister for Migration to the House of Representatives (only in Dutch).

You will receive a letter about your stay in the Netherlands

The IND will send you a letter if you have a temporary Ukrainian residence permit according to our data. And that because of that, you no longer come under the Directive after 4 March 2023. The letter contains important information about your stay in the Netherlands after that date. You will receive the letter between 25 November 2022 and 1 December 2022. We send the letter to the address registered to your name at which you are registered with at the local council. 

Letters in English and Ukrainian

Read this letter in English: Letter end of temporary protection non-Ukrainians 
Прочитайте цей лист українською: Letter end of temporary protection non-Ukrainians (Ukrainian)

Respond if you disagree with the letter

Do you think that you should still be covered by the Directive after 4 March 2023? Then you can respond to the letter. The letter tells you how to do this.

No letter yet if you do come under the Directive after 4 March 2023

Did you have a permanent residence permit, an asylum permit or similar (temporary) national protection in Ukraine? Or did you form a family with someone who still comes under the Directive after 4 March 2023? Then you may still be covered by the Directive after 4 March 2023. If this applies to you according to our data, you will not receive a letter yet. We will send you a letter about your right to stay in the Netherlands at a later time.

Assistance with returning to your country of origin

The letter states that you can get help if you would like to return to your country of origin. Or to another country outside of the European Union (EU) where you are entitled to long-term residence.

Apply for help from the Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V)

From 15 November 2022 to 1 February 2023, you can apply for support and financial assistance from the Dutch Repatriation & Departure Service (DT&V). You can use this money to return (remigrate) to your country of origin or to a country outside the EU. You must, however, meet a number of requirements. Read the requirements for the remigration policy and how to apply for assistance from DT&V.

Do you not meet the requirements for this policy, but would you still like assistance for leaving the Netherlands? You may be able to get help from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Possibilities for staying in the Netherlands

In the letter, we explain how you may be able to stay in the Netherlands if you no longer come under the directive after 4 March 2023. For example, you can continue the asylum procedure if you think you are not safe in your country of origin. Or see if meet the requirements for a residence permit for work or study.