Information for refugees from Ukraine and for Russian nationals
The collective protection scheme will be extended
The government has decided that the collective protection scheme will be extended one more year. Your current permit under the collective protection scheme is set to extend automatically, and you will receive a new residence card in the post when your permit expires.
From 1 March 2024, as a main rule, your residence permit will not be extended if, in addition to Ukraine, you are also a citizen of another, safe country.
As of 15 February 2024, people who arrive from abroad with animals will no longer be allowed to have their pets living with them in asylum reception centres. This comes in the wake of a decision by the Government. This means that you will not be able to have your pet living with you at the National Arrivals Centre or to bring it to an asylum reception centre. You can read more about the requirements for bringing pets from abroad.
If you started living in a UDI reception centre with your pet before this date, you may continue to do so for the time being while waiting to move out of the reception centre. Beginning on 15 July 2024, it will no longer be possible to have pets in an asylum reception centre.