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Effects on stay or application for Ukrainians

On this page you can find the relevant links to government information about the consequences of the Russian invasion in Ukraine for your stay and applications.

Coming to the Netherlands as a Ukrainian

Refugees from Ukraine do not have to report to the IND when they arrive in the Netherlands. Reception is possible at several local councils in the Netherlands. 

Please check the special information page of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). (for up to date information) 

 

Staying in the Netherlands as a Ukrainian

Refugees from Ukraine can receive temporary protection in the Netherlands under the EU Temporary Protection Directive. Find out whether you are covered by this scheme and whether you are entitled to temporary protection. 

Please check the special information page of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). (for up to date information) 

 

Temporarily no decisions on asylum applications Ukrainians

​From 28 February 2022, the IND does not have to take a decision on Ukrainians' asylum applications for 6 months. This is called a decision moratorium. Also, the Repatriation and Departure Service will not force Ukrainians to depart if the IND previously rejected their application. This is called a departure moratorium. 

Please check the special information page of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND). (for up to date information) 

 

Last updated:  4th May 2022

 

(Optional Residence permits after arrival) for working in paid employment/ self employed

There are various residence permits for working/ (temporary) setting up a bussines in the Netherlands. Which residence permit you can apply for depends on the job/company.  Below you find the most frequently used residence permits. 


Highly skilled migrant

For this residence permit you cannot apply yourself. Your employer should apply for the residence permit at the IND. (Specific salary requirement apply)


Essential start-up personnel (pilot)

The employee will work with a start-up in the Netherlands and will have an essential role that helps the start-up grow. The employee will receive a salary and an employee participation in the company.


Self employed

Want to continue your business from the Netherlands, please see the self employment visa.


Startup Residence permit

A residence permit as 'start-up' gives founders of innovative company in the Netherlands a residence permit. One condition in this regard is that they are supervised by a reliable supervisor (facilitator) in the Netherlands. For an overview see Netherlands Point of Entry. Facilitators indicated to be open to oekraininan ofunders, offering their support.