On this page you can read the latest information about the consequences of the situation in Ukraine for your stay and applications. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
You can find frequently asked questions about travelling from Ukraine to the Netherlands on the Netherlands worldwide website. It is not safe to travel to Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be reached day and night on +31 247 247 247.
Are you Ukrainian and in the Netherlands for a short stay of up to 90 days? You can extend your short-stay visa or visa-exempt term if you want to stay longer in the Netherlands. You can extend for a maximum of 90 days, up to a total of 180 days. This is also possible if your visa or visa-exempt term has already expired. How you can extend your short-stay visa or visa-exempt term will become clear as soon as possible. You can read this on this page.
Has your visa-exempt term or visa already expired? This does not have adverse effects.
Are you outside the Netherlands and have you received a positive decision on your mvv application? The Dutch embassy in Kiev is closed. You cannot collect your mvv there. You may be able to collect the mvv at a Dutch embassy or consulate in another country. Please call your contact person at the IND if you want to change the embassy. You can find the phone number in the letter from the IND stating that you will receive an mvv.
Have you applied for a provisional residence permit (mvv) in Ukraine? Or has you sponsor applied for you in the Netherlands? You temporarily do not need to collect this mvv from the Dutch embassy, if you meet the following conditions:
You will soon be able to collect your residence permit at an IND desk. What you have to do for this will become clear as soon as possible. You can read this on this page.
Are you Ukrainian and do you want to apply for a first residence permit in the Netherlands? This may be possible temporarily without a provisional residence permit (mvv). This means you do not need to have traveled to the Netherlands with an mvv. You must however meet the following conditions:
Check the conditions for the different residence permits on our website. As well as how to apply and how much it costs.
Are you Ukrainian, do you have a Dutch residence permit and will it expire soon? Apply for an extension of your residence document if this is possible. Is extension not possible? The Dutch government understands you cannot return due to the situation in Ukraine. This will also have no consequences if you apply for a visa or residence permit in the future.
There are rules for how long you can stay abroad with your residence permit. Are you unable to return to the Netherlands in time due to the situation in Ukraine? Then the IND will currently be flexible with these rules. We understand that you may be abroad for longer than allowed due to this situation.
Have you applied for a residence permit or extension? The IND takes the situation in Ukraine and your personal situation into account when assessing your application. This also applies if you are currently unable to send documents about your identity or marriage due to the situation.
From 28 February 2022, the IND does not have to take a decision on Ukrainian asylum applications for 6 months. This is called a decision moratorium. Also, the Repatriation and Departure Service will not force Ukrainians to depart if their application was previously rejected by the IND. This is called a departure moratorium. Ukraine will also not be considered a safe country of origin for 6 months. This is because of the uncertain situation in Ukraine.
Due to the developments in Ukraine, the IND will temporarily not decide on asylum applications from Ukrainians. As a result of the decision moratorium, the IND is extending the decision period for pending and new asylum applications by 1 year. The IND is currently examining whether it is still possible to continue interviews. And whether the IND can still take a positive decision in some cases. For example, if you have already had a detailed interview in which it became clear that you have a right to protection.
Are you Ukrainian, have you been through the entire asylum process and received a negative decision (exhausted all legal means)? Then you are not obliged to return to Ukraine during the departure moratorium.
Not all Ukrainian asylum seekers (who have exhausted all legal means) fall under by the moratoria. The moratoria do not apply in the following situations: