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Netherlands

Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

The embassy in Kiev is closed.

Any special considerations

Ukrainians can travel visa-free to the Netherlands, thanks to a treaty with the European Union. With a biometric passport, they are allowed in any case to stay in our country for 90 days. In addition, it is possible to apply for a short-stay visa for 90 days. So Ukrainians in the Netherlands do not have to be concerned about their right of residency.

Ukrainians who apply for asylum here will enter the asylum process at the IND. Because of the war in Ukraine in the time to come the IND will not take any decisions on asylum applications by Ukrainians. People will however maintain their right to reception. Ukrainians whose asylum applications have previously been rejected also do not have to leave the country now.

Ukrainians also apply at the application centre of the IND in Ter Apel. In order to prevent heavy pressure in the application centre, they are transferred in busses to other reception centres, such as in Harskamp (Gelderland). Just as at the reception centre in Amsterdam, in Harskamp information officers from the IND are ready to give Ukrainians an explanation about their right of residence, focused as much as possible on the individual situation of the refugee.

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

Ukrainians can travel visa-free to the Netherlands, thanks to a treaty with the European Union. With a biometric passport, they are allowed in any case to stay in our country for 90 days. In addition, it is possible to apply for a short-stay visa for 90 days. So Ukrainians in the Netherlands do not have to be concerned about their right of residency.

Ukrainians who apply for asylum here will enter the asylum process at the IND. Because of the war in Ukraine in the time to come the IND will not take any decisions on asylum applications by Ukrainians. People will however maintain their right to reception. Ukrainians whose asylum applications have previously been rejected also do not have to leave the country now.

Ukrainians also apply at the application centre of the IND in Ter Apel. In order to prevent heavy pressure in the application centre, they are transferred in busses to other reception centres, such as in Harskamp (Gelderland). Just as at the reception centre in Amsterdam, in Harskamp information officers from the IND are ready to give Ukrainians an explanation about their right of residence, focused as much as possible on the individual situation of the refugee.

Non-Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

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Any special considerations

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If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

Non-Ukraine nationals in Ukraine cannot make visa applications to visit, work, study or join family in the Netherlands. To submit these applications, they must travel to their country of citizenship or a country where they hold a valid residence permit.

Ukraine nationals in Destination Country

Options

Ukrainians can travel visa-free to the Netherlands, thanks to a treaty with the European Union. With a biometric passport, they are allowed in any case to stay in our country for 90 days. In addition, it is possible to apply for a short-stay visa for 90 days. So Ukrainians in the Netherlands do not have to be concerned about their right of residency.

Ukrainians who apply for asylum here will enter the asylum process at the IND. Because of the war in Ukraine in the time to come the IND will not take any decisions on asylum applications by Ukrainians. People will however maintain their right to reception. Ukrainians whose asylum applications have previously been rejected also do not have to leave the country now.

Ukrainians also apply at the application centre of the IND in Ter Apel. In order to prevent heavy pressure in the application centre, they are transferred in busses to other reception centres, such as in Harskamp (Gelderland). Just as at the reception centre in Amsterdam, in Harskamp information officers from the IND are ready to give Ukrainians an explanation about their right of residence, focused as much as possible on the individual situation of the refugee.

Other considerations

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Links to latest Government information

https://ind.nl/en/news/Pages/IND-gives-Ukrainians-information-at-reception-centres.aspx

https://ind.nl/Paginas/oekraine-gevolgen-verblijf-en-aanvragen.aspx