Immigrate to the Netherlands from Ukraine

Updated on Friday 20th May 2022

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Foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to the Netherlands from Ukraine benefit from a special entry regime.
 
Following the deterioration of the security situation in Ukraine, the Netherlands has implemented a number of measures destined to ease the entry of Ukrainian refugees. Countries across Europe have taken similar measures.
 
Our Dutch immigration lawyer is able to answer all of your questions if you are still in Ukraine and are able to safely leave the country to come to the Netherlands.
 
If you have already arrived in the Netherlands, our team can assist you with the post-arrival procedures. Read below to find out more about the current policies.
 

Special entry regime for Ukrainian nationals

 
Our team lists the main measures taken by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for those who travel from Ukraine to the Netherlands:
 
  • free travel with a biometric passport: Ukrainian nationals can remain in the country without a residence permit for 90 days during the visa exempt-term;
  • emergency reception centers: those who do not have accommodation secured in the country can request assistance at local centers opened by a number of Dutch councils;
  • medical care: this is available to Ukrainian nationals in need of emergency medical care who do not have insurance yet;
  • others: assistance is being provided by the Dutch authorities for those who wish to return to Ukraine but are non-Ukrainians.
 
Any Ukrainian nationals or non-Ukrainians with a Ukrainian residence permit will be subject to a reception by a local council.
 

The Temporary Protection Directive for Ukraine

 
The special conditions for entering the Netherlands described above apply under the EU Temporary Protection Directive for Ukraine.
 
The following categories of individuals are covered and are subject to conditions:
 
  1. Ukrainian nationals who left the country after 26 November 2021 or before 27 November 2021;
  2. individuals without Ukrainian nationality who on 23 February 2022 were recognized refugees or had a valid Ukrainian residence permit;
  3. those who lived in Ukraine as a family member of an individual who is subject to one of the situations above;
  4. the special sticker that serves as proof of residency provided under the Directive is valid from 4 March 2022 to 4 March 2023;
  5. those who fall under one of the categories mentioned above will need to go in person to the local town hall in order to register in the Personal Records Database.
 
Our team is ready to assist you as soon as you arrive in the country. For those who have arrived in the Netherlands without their documents, proof of nationality can be obtained from the Ukrainian embassy (subject to certain conditions).
 
Please feel free to contact us as needed to find out more about the documents you need and the registration with the local town hall.
 

Relocating to the Netherlands

 
For many refugees who immigrate to the Netherlands from Ukraine, remaining in the country can be a safe option and one that will allow them to access a number of employment opportunities, according to their qualifications.
 
Under the Directive, Ukrainians can work in the Netherlands without a work permit, however, they will need to have a valid employment contract with a Dutch employer and be registered in the Personal Records Database, as previously mentioned.
 
In general, staying as a foreign national in the Netherlands is possible with a residence permit that suits the purpose of the stay, be it employment, investment, or study. 
 
Our team can answer your questions if you have entered the country under the Temporary Protection Directive and wish to remain here and are interested in how to immigrate to the Netherlands from Ukraine.
 
Contact us as soon as you arrive or as soon as you are safely able to in order to receive more information about relocation to the Netherlands.