The following is information useful to Ukrainians evacuating from the country. It includes country by country information as well as general information such as the Dublin Regulation which may affect your case. Good luck and stay strong.
Note: If you are a foreign national inside of Ukraine (Indian, Nigerian, etc.) looking for resources on leaving Ukraine or getting home, please click here.
Free legal advice from a group of volunteer legal professionals with immigration and asylum expertise. “We are providing a free service to connect Ukrainian citizens in need of free legal advice on UK immigration, visas and asylum with qualified and regulated lawyers. To request advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with some details of your circumstances and what advice you need.”
PLACES TO STAY
HostelWorld has reached out to hostel partners across Europe to create a directory of hostels that are able to provide accommodation for refugees fleeing Ukraine. All hostels have confirmed that rooms allocated to refugees will not be shared with other travelers, so you will have your own space and privacy to look after yourselves and your families.
The ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) has a program in place to reunite people in conflict zones with family members abroad. Click the heading for more information or use the contact form here.
The Dublin Regulation determines which country is responsible for considering an application for protection. An asylum seeker can only have his or her application considered in one of the Dublin countries.
The main rule is that an application will be processed by the first Dublin country the asylum seeker comes to. If the asylum seeker applies for protection in another Dublin country, he or she will be sent back to the country that has already considered his/her application or that is responsible for considering the application. For more information, click here.
COUNTRY BY COUNTRY INFO
Norway has compiled resources for immigration. Click the heading for comprehensive information. Some excerpts follow:
You must be in Norway or on the Norwegian border to apply for protection (asylum). Norwegian authorities no longer consider Ukraine a safe country. We do not yet know how the situation will develop or how we will process applications for protection. We will update this information when more information is available.
Due to the current situation, we do not have enough information to assess pending applications. Therefore, processing applications are placed on hold.
Official Statement from Canada.CA. Click the heading or this link for more information. Excerpt follows:
The number available for clients in Canada & abroad is 613–321–4243, with collect calls accepted. In addition, clients can now add the keyword “Ukraine2022” to the IRCC Web form with their enquiry and their email will be prioritized.
(Find form on the link above)
- urgently processing new and replacement passports and travel documents for citizens and permanent residents of Canada in Ukraine, so they can return to Canada at any time
- This includes immediate family members who will come with them.
- prioritizing applications from people who currently live in Ukraine for
- permanent residence
- proof of citizenship
- temporary residence
- citizenship grant for adoption
- adding new ways to make sure people who contact us get answers as fast as possible
- extending a temporary public policy that lets some visitors in Canada, including Ukrainians, apply for a work permit from within Canada
- This means people who get a job offer can stay in Canada and start working while their work permit application is processed.
- We’ll add more information to this page as the situation changes.