The Dutch government has provided updated travel and visa guidance for Ukrainian nationals.

Key Points:

  • Ukrainian nationals can currently travel visa-free to the Netherlands and stay for up to 90 days if they hold a valid biometric passport.
  • Once in the Netherlands, Ukrainian nationals can apply for a short-stay visa to stay for an additional 90 days. Short-stay visa holders can freely travel between the 26 Schengen-area countries More information regarding the short-stay visa is available here.
  • Ukrainian nationals can temporarily apply for a residence permit without holding a provisional residence permit (MVV). More information on applying for a residence permit without an MVV is available here.
  • Dutch Immigration authorities are not processing asylum applications made by Ukrainian nationals for the next six months. More information regarding asylum applications for Ukrainian nationals is available here.

Additional Information: More information for Ukrainian nationals traveling to the Netherlands is available here.

BAL Analysis: Ukrainian nationals who are fleeing their country can stay in the Netherlands for up to 90 days without a visa. Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice.

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