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Information for Ukrainian nationals :

If you are Ukrainian and hold a biometric passport, you are legally entitled to enter the Schengen area up to 90 days after your entry.

Those who do not have a biometric passport (or who do not have a travel document) and wish to travel to France are invited to go to one of the consular offices in the countries bordering Ukraine (Poland, Romania, Hungary, etc.) so that their situation can be examined (to obtain a visa or a pass).

If your stay in France is longer than 90 days, and/or if you need accommodation, you are invited to go to the prefecture of the department in which you are arriving to extend your right to stay.

On this occasion, if you wish to request protection, you should contact the prefecture.

On March 4, 2022, the European Union adopted an executive decision granting "temporary protection" to Ukrainian refugees for one year (which can be extended).

The granting of this protection includes :
- a right of residence ;
- access to the labor market
- access to housing
- social assistance
- medical assistance;
- a right to legal guardianship for unaccompanied minors as well as access to education.

Recap: Who to contact?

For solidarity/housing: the town hall
For registration and protection: the prefecture

The State services are currently setting up a reception plan for Ukrainians.

Some prefectures have already set up specific counters for Ukrainians and/or provide forms to be filled in. Eventually, the prefectures will issue documents attesting to the status of persons under temporary protection. Everyone can find out more on the prefectures' websites, for example for the Alpes Maritimes:

A daytime reception center for people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine has been opened by the association France Terre d'Asile:

Bilingual welcome booklet from the French Ministry of the Interior



PILnet website page (regularly updated with information from the European Pro Bono Alliance)

This page will be progressively completed as the various national and European actors take measures to assist Ukrainian refugees.