Residency non-Ukrainians with temporary Ukrainian residence permit

Last update: 1 March 2024

You do not have the Ukrainian nationality and you had a temporary residence permit in Ukraine. Your temporary protection ends after 4 March 2024. Read what this means for your right of residence. 

Temporary protection ends after 4 March 2024

After 4 March 2024, you no longer come under the Temporary Protection Directive. This means that you then may no longer use the rights that come with the directive. Such as work, financial help and reception from the municipality. This follows from the ruling of the Council of State (only in Dutch). The Council of State is the highest administrative court in the Netherlands. 

Old decision by the IND no longer applies

You have previously received a decision from the IND that stated your temporary protection would end on 4 September 2024. We revoke this decision and the return decision that came with it. This is because the end date of 4 September 2023 was not correct according to the Council of State. Your temporary protection ends automatically on 4 March 2024. The IND does not need to make a new decision.

Appeal or provisional ruling

Did you appeal against the IND’s decision? Or did you ask the court for a provisional ruling? Your lawyer will receive a letter from the IND asking to withdraw the procedures. The IND will then cover the costs. It might take a while before your lawyer receives the letter as a lot of cases are involved. 

Right of residence after 4 March 2024

Whether you have the right to stay in the Netherlands if your temporary protection ends, depends on your situation. There are 3 options.

1. No other residence permit or application

Are you not in the asylum procedure? And have you not received or applied for a different residence permit with the IND? Then you must leave the Netherlands after 4 March 2024. 

Your right to stay after 4 March 2024

After 4 March 2024 you no longer have the right to stay in The Netherlands. You will get a new return decision from the IND before 4 March 2024. In this, it is stated that you have to leave the Netherlands within 28 days after 4 March 2024. Meaning, you can leave at the latest by 1 April 2024. You are no longer allowed to be in the EU, EEA and Switzerland either. You must return to the country of your nationality. You have to prepare yourself for your departure during these 28 days. During this departure period, you may stay in the reception centre of the municipality. A municipality staff member will discuss with you when you are leaving the reception centre. And how you deregister from the personal records database (BRP). 

Letter from the IND

You will receive a letter with more information about the consequences of the ruling. We have sent out this letter on 25 January 2024. Read the letter in Dutch and English:

Your proof of residence

With the letter from the IND, your card will remain valid for a longer period of time. Do you have to show that you have the right to temporary protection until 4 March 2024? Then show the following documents at the same time:

  • Your passport, identity card, birth certificate or statement from the embassy
  • Your expired Foreign National’s Identity Document Type O (O-document)
  • The letter from the IND about the consequences of the ruling (January 2024)  

Hand in your card when you leave the Netherlands. Read how you hand your card back to the IND when you leave the Netherlands

Leaving before 4 March 2024

Are you leaving the Netherlands before 4 March 2024? Notify your municipality. And send the following form to the IND: 

2. Applied for asylum

In March or June 2023, we sent out a letter about your asylum application. In that letter, we asked you if you wanted to continue your asylum application. Have you let the IND know that you want to continue? Then the IND will continue processing your asylum application after 4 March 2024. 

Your right of residence after 4 March 2024

After 4 March 2024, the IND will continue processing your asylum application. You may wait for the decision on your application in the Netherlands. You will receive an invitation for an interview with the IND. That invitation includes information about all the steps of the asylum procedure. The IND will try to make a decision before 4 September 2024. 

Letter from the IND

You will get a letter with more information about the consequences of the ruling. We have sent out this letter on 30 January 2024. Read the letter in Dutch and English:

Your proof of residence

With the letter from the IND, your card will remain valid for a longer period of time. Do you have to show that you have the right to temporary protection until 4 March 2024? Then show the following documents at the same time:

  • Your passport, identity card, birth certificate or statement from the embassy
  • Your expired Foreign National’s Identity Document (Type O or Type W)
  • The letter from the IND about the consequences of the ruling (January 2024)  

Card after 4 March 2024

After 4 March 2024, you need a Foreign National’s Identity Document (Type W). With this card you can show that you have applied for asylum. Do you not yet have this card? Then you will get a letter stating when and where you can collect this card. The letter also states where you have to hand in your old card (Type O). 

3. Other residence permit or application

You have received or applied for a different residence permit with the IND. For example, with the purpose to study or work.  

Your right to residence after 4 March 2024

After 4 March 2024, you no longer come under the Temporary Protection Directive. Do you have a different residence permit from the IND? Then you are allowed to stay in the Netherlands as long as your residence permit is valid. Do you not yet have a decision on your application for a residence permit? Then you may stay in the Netherlands until you receive a decision. 

Letter from the IND

You will receive a letter with more information about the consequences of the ruling. You will get this letter in February 2024. Read the letter in Dutch and English: 

No entry visa (mvv) required

Are you applying for a residence permit before 5 September 2024? Then you do not need to collect a provisional residence permit (mvv). You must still meet all other requirements for the residence permit.
 

Assistance with returning to your country of origin

Do you decide to return to your country of origin?  Or to a country outside the European Union (EU) where you are entitled to long-term residence?  The Dutch Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V) can offer you practical and financial assistance with your departure. Up until 4 March 2024, you may receive a plane ticket and a financial contribution of 5000 euros. Read the requirements for the remigration policy and how to sign up for assistance from DT&V.

Do you not meet the requirements for the remigration policy? You may be able to get help with your departure from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). If you cannot or do not want to leave with help from IOM, you can contact the DT&V via ilc@dtv.minvenj.nl. The DT&V will then see if and how they can assist you.