Temporary protection is an exceptional procedure established by an EU directive.
By an implementing decision of 4 March 2022, the Council of the European Union noted the existence of a massive influx of displaced persons into the Union who had to leave Ukraine due to armed conflict.
Who is eligible for temporary protection?
- Ukrainian nationals and their family members whose main residence was in Ukraine before 24 February 2022;
- Stateless persons, and nationals of third countries other than Ukraine who have been granted international protection or equivalent national protection in Ukraine and their family members whose main residence was in Ukraine before 24 February 2022;
- Third-country nationals legally residing in Ukraine before 24 February 2022 on the basis of a valid permanent residence permit and who are unable to return to their country or region of origin under safe and sustainable conditions.