Completing asylum application and antecedents certificate
You must fill in 2 IND forms during your appointment at the pickup location. At the location there are translations of both forms in Ukrainian, Russian and English. There are also staff members (hosts) who can help you fill in these forms. They speak Ukrainian, Russian or English.
Your application for residence under the directive officially starts when you register at your local council. However, you must sign an application form at the pickup location. This form is called an M35H and it is the official asylum application. It applies to everyone aged 15 and over. Are your children aged under 15? Then they must be included on your application form.
Because you come under the Temporary Protection Directive, your rights are different to those under the standard asylum application. You may work in the Netherlands immediately. The IND will not assess your asylum application as long as the directive is in force. The directive will apply until at least 4 March 2024. This means that you will not have interviews or receive a decision on your application.
Everyone aged 12 and over must also fill in an antecedents certificate. On this certificate, you state whether you have ever committed a punishable offence or crime. You must also sign the form.
IND checks details
At the pickup location, an IND staff member will check:
- your registration with the local council
- your appointment code
- your documents
- whether you come under the Temporary Protection Directive
Sticker or card (O-document)
Everyone aged 14 or over will be given a proof of residency. A sticker in the passport or on a separate piece of paper. Or a card (O-document). Children under the age of 14 do not need a proof of residency to live in the Netherlands.
Sometimes you will not be given a sticker, but a card. In that case, an IND staff member will then take a photo of you at the pickup location. You will receive the card later, because first we have to make it for you. Read when you can collect your card on the page Ukraine: collect your card (O-document).
Your rights are the same whether you receive a sticker or card. These rights are the same for everyone. Keep reading to find out when you will receive a sticker and when you will receive a card.
When you will receive a sticker in your passport
- You are a Ukrainian woman.
- You are a Ukrainian man aged 60 or over (on 24 February 2022).
When you will receive a sticker on a separate piece of paper
- You are a Ukrainian man under 60 years old (on 24 February 2022).
- You have an identity card (no passport).
- You only have an internal Ukrainian passport.
- You are Ukrainian and you have a passport that is expired. Or expires before 4 March 2023.
When you will receive a card
- You do not have a passport or identity card, but you do have a statement from the Ukrainian embassy.
- You do not have a passport, identity card or statement from the Ukrainian embassy, but you come under the directive.
- You are a Ukrainian child aged 14 or over without proof of identity (passport).
- You do not have Ukrainian nationality and you have a passport that is expired. Or expires before 4 March 2023.
Do you have no passport or identity card, only a statement from the Ukrainian embassy? And did the IND give you a sticker on a separate piece of paper? You can have this replaced by a card (O-document). This is not mandatory. Would you like to have a card made? Then call the Ukraine appointment line +31 88 043 03 61. You can call from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00.