How to change country temporary protection without losing benefits?

​Change of the country of temporary protection is one of the most common questions of interest to Ukrainian refugees abroad. Let's see if this is possible and how to organize the move without losing the status of temporary protection. December 08, 2022 0 2 min

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First, let's answer the main question – is it possible to change the country of temporary protection? Yes, you can, but there are some nuances. We will talk about them in order.

Temporary protection of Ukrainians in the EU is regulated by a single legal act – EU Directive No. 2001/55, adopted on March 4, 2022. Based on this document, each EU country has developed its own regulations regarding temporary protection, so the rules for staying in different countries may differ slightly.

The directive itself does not state that Ukrainians can receive temporary protection only once. However, some countries, such as Switzerland, do not allow re-granting status if a citizen of Ukraine already had it in one of the EU countries.

How to change the country of temporary protection: instructions

If you move to the UK, Canada or the USA, then it is not necessary to cancel the status, because it is canceled automatically after a certain time. For example, in Poland it is canceled after 30 days of absence, in Germany – after 6 months.

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