TEMPORARY PROTECTION STATUS

Everything you need to know about the Status of Temporary Protection in Luxembourg

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Temporary protection status

This is a special status that applies at EU level to people who have fled the war in Ukraine. It is available to all who lived in Ukraine before February 24, 2022 and arrived in Luxembourg after February 24, 2022 or shortly before.

Temporary protection applies to persons displaced from Ukraine who suffered as a result of the military invasion of the Russian armed forces, and comes into force on February 24, 2022, because this is the date of the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The relevant status applies to citizens of Ukraine who belong to one of the following categories

Temporary protection status

  1. Citizens of Ukraine who lived in Ukraine until February 24, 2022;
  2. stateless persons and citizens of third countries, except Ukraine, who have been granted international protection or equivalent national protection in Ukraine until February 24, 2022;
  3. family members of the persons referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, regardless of the nationality of the family members.
  4. stateless persons and citizens of third countries other than Ukraine who can prove that they have legally resided in Ukraine until February 24, 2022 on the basis of a valid residence permit issued in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine and who cannot return to their country or region of origin in safe and durable conditions.

The following persons are considered family members if the family has already been and lived in Ukraine before February 24, 2022:

  • husband / wife of the person;
  • unmarried minor children of the persons referred to in paragraphs 1 or 2, or their spouse, regardless of whether they are legal, born out of wedlock or adopted;
  • other close relatives who, at the time of the mass resettlement of displaced persons, lived in the family center and who were wholly or mainly dependent on the person referred to in paragraphs 1 or 2;

Prerequisites

To be eligible for temporary protection, a person must have resided in Ukraine until 24 February 2022 and left the country from 24 February 2022 or shortly thereafter (ie persons who fled Ukraine shortly before 24 February 2022, when tensions increased, or who were in the territory of the European Union (for example, on vacation or for professional reasons) shortly before that date and who cannot return to Ukraine due to the armed conflict).

EXCLUSIONS:

  • persons in respect of whom there are serious grounds for believing that: they have committed a crime against peace, a war crime or a crime against humanity, as defined in international instruments designed to settle such crimes;
    they committed a serious crime under customary law outside the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg before they were adopted as
  • persons who have temporary protection;
  • they were guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations;
  • persons if there are reasonable grounds to consider them a threat to national security or if they have been convicted by a final sentence of a particularly serious crime that they pose a threat to the Luxembourg community.

How to act

1. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

All displaced persons arriving in Luxembourg from Ukraine are kindly requested to contact the Immigration Office of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, providing their personal data in the form.

‍ The form
is posted at the link on the right.

Interested parties will be contacted with this information and invited to a reception to apply for temporary protection. They must be present at the reception in person with identity documents.

Citizens of third countries, except Ukraine, must provide additional documents proving that they had the right to reside in Ukraine until February 24, 2022.

IMPORTANT

Interested persons should not appear spontaneously at the Immigration Office, but only by appointment. There is no need to apply to the Immigration Office to apply for such an appointment, as they will be assigned by the Immigration Office on a temporary basis to anyone who has reported their presence using the above form.

When applying for temporary protection, the applicant’s personal data will be recorded. The conditions for granting temporary protection are also checked by the Immigration Office, and the identity check is checked by the police of the Grand Duchy.

Subject to the conditions for granting temporary protection, a certificate of temporary protection is issued. This certificate allows its holder to remain in Luxembourg, but does not grant the right to citizenship under the legislation on entry and residence of foreigners.

2. EXPIRY DATE

Temporary protection is provided at the first stage for an initial period of one year from the date of activation of the mechanism at the European level, ie until 4 March 2023. The expiration date of the initial term is indicated on the certificate of temporary protection.
This initial period can be automatically extended for periods of 6 months for a maximum of one year. Interested parties will be informed in due time about the terms of their extension.

3. GUARANTEED RIGHTS

Persons enjoying temporary protection are exempted from applying for a temporary work permit and can therefore freely access the Luxembourg labor market without the need for a special permit as long as their temporary protection certificate is valid. Interested parties can also register as jobseekers with the National Employment Agency (ADEM).

Children also have the right to access the education system on the same terms as Luxembourg citizens. School attendance is compulsory in Luxembourg between the ages of 4 and 16. Information on children’s education can be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (Ministere de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse – MENEJ).

Persons enjoying temporary protection have access to the material reception facilities of the Office national de l’accueil (ONA), including accommodation, food and clothing, as well as monthly assistance and access to medical care.

Persons receiving temporary protection may apply for family reunification with members of their family who have been granted temporary protection in another Member State, as well as with members of their families who have not yet entered the territory of the State. -member.

Persons with temporary protection may waive this protection at any time in order to return voluntarily to their country of origin. In this case, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will take the necessary measures to make this return possible.

Recipients of temporary protection also have the opportunity to apply for international protection at any time.

Contacts

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Immigration Office – Office for Refugees
26, route d’Arlon L-1140 Luxembourg Luxembourg
Postal address: BP 752 L-2017 Luxembourg
Tel. : +352 247 84 565 from 9.00 to 12.00 to 14.00-16.00
Fax: +352 247 84 050
Service for newcomers: Mon.-Fri. from 8.30 to 12.00 / Reception opening hours: by appointment

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