This information is available in Ukrainian at the bottom of the page.
This information is to be shared with EDF members and partners, and it will be updated daily.
Інформація для громадян України, які прибувають до Європейського союзу
On March 4th 2022 the European Union adopted a new rule, called the ‘temporary protection directive’ to help people escaping from the Ukraine war to arrive and settle in the European Union (in each of the 27 countries included in the European Union).
There are two options when you cross the border into the European Union:
- You can move freely for up to 90 days on a standard tourist visa
- You can claim temporary protection for 1 year, which may be renewed for up to 3 years in total depending on the circumstances
The Temporary Protection Directive gives you a series of rights, including access to housing, education, employment and self-employment, necessary assistance in terms of social welfare and means of subsistence, and medical care.
Please note that once you have claimed temporary protection in one Member State, you cannot normally claim it in another Member State.
You should therefore only register for temporary protection when you have reached the country in which you want to stay for a longer period.
We can advise you and put you in contact with organisations in different countries that can support you.
In addition, please note that you can lose the benefit of temporary protection if you apply for asylum. The situation may depend on the rules in the Member States in which you are, so we advise you to seek legal advice if you wish to apply for asylum.
For more information visit the European Commission webpage on temporary protection
Links to European Union countries website for Ukrainian residents
- Austria: Information for Ukrainian citizens
- Belgium: Temporary protection applications for Ukrainians in Belgium
- Bulgaria: National Portal for the people affected by the war in Ukraine
- Cyprus: Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine
- Czech Republic: National guidelines for newly arrived Ukrainians in Czech Republic: residence, employment and social support
- Denmark: Information to persons from Ukraine
- Estonia: For Ukrainian war refugees
- Finland: Instructions on arriving in Finland from Ukraine
- France: Information for Ukrainians displaced people and seeking to apply for temporary protection in France
- Germany: Refugees from Ukraine can enter Germany from anywhere
- Greece: Information for displaced persons from Ukraine
- Hungary: Information for people fleeing Ukraine
- Ireland: Coming to Ireland from Ukraine
- Italy: Information for Ukrainian citizens arriving in Italy
- Latvia: Information for Ukrainian citizens
- Lithuania: Information for war refugees from Ukraine
- Luxembourg: Arrivals in Luxembourg-Ukraine
- Malta: The order of Malta continues to support people fleeing Ukraine
- Moldova (non-EU country): Hotlines for Ukrainian citizens in Moldova
- Netherlands: Coming to the Netherlands as a Ukrainian
- Poland: Information for Ukrainian citizens
- Portugal: Information and support available in Portugal
- Romania: Crossing the border to Romania
- Slovakia: Temporary refuge
- Slovenia: Slovenia’s assistance to the citizens of Ukraine
- Spain: Information for displaced Ukrainians
- Sweden: Information for persons arriving in Sweden from Ukraine
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