EU Countries Extend Temporary Benefits for Ukraine

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, European countries are extending their temporary benefits for Ukrainian citizens and other people displaced by the invasion.

  • Austria | The government has extended the temporary protection benefits until March 2024.
  • Czech Republic | The government has continued the temporary protection benefits until March 31, 2023.
  • Greece | The government has extended temporary protection status for Ukrainian refugees from March 4 to September 4, 2023.
  • Ireland | All residence permits that were granted for temporary protection will be automatically extended until March 4, 2024. Current holders do not need to take any action and future applicants who obtain residence permits will be valid until the same date.
  • Italy | On January 26, the government announced it would extend the temporary protection until March 3, 2023. Individuals can continue to apply for temporary protection through March 3. Those who applied since September 30, 2022, can request financial support of €15 – 300 for each family member per month for up to three months.
  • Lithuania | The Migration Department of Lithuania has announced that all kind of documents issued on the basis of temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees will be valid until March 4, 2024.
  • Netherlands | The Dutch government announced it would the temporary protection directive for Ukrainian refugees until March 4, 2024.
  • Portugal | The government announced that it would extend the decision on temporary protection for six more months.
  • Slovakia | The government announced it would extend the temporary protection benefits, including housing, until March 4, 2024.
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