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Can I enter the country without a visa?

The following non-Ukarainian nationals can enter and will be provided temporary protection:

  • third-country nationals and stateless persons who were granted international protection or corresponding national protection in Ukraine before February 24th, 2022.
  • family members of a Ukrainian citizen or a person referred to in point 1 who stayed together in Ukraine before February 24th, 2022 and then together left Ukraine. Family member means a spouse, registered partner, unmarried minor child of a person referred to in points 1-2 or unmarried minor child of a spouse of such person, and adult dependent relative living with the family of such person.
  • citizens who were holders of a permanent residence permit in the territory of Ukraine by February 24th, 2022 and travelling to their country of origin is not possible due to the threat of actual danger according to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners.

Temporary protection may also be granted due to family reunification with the holder of temporary protection, or exceptionally in other cases.

Can I get refugee status in the country?

Czech Republic grants temporary protection to (beyond others, see also these FAQs from the Ministry of the Interior mceclip0.png):

  • third-country nationals, stateless persons and foreigners who were granted some form of international protection in Ukraine and who resided in Ukraine before February 24th, 2022 and then left Ukraine
  • to citizens who were holders of a permanent residence permit in the territory of Ukraine by February 24th, 2022 and traveling to their country of origin is not possible due to the threat of actual danger according to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners.

The ministry website also states that if you do not meet the conditions for temporary protection and cannot return to Ukraine or another country, then you have the option to apply for a visa for a stay over 90 days for leave to remain in the territory at the MoI DAMP Office mceclip0.png according to your place of residence.

How long can I stay in the country?

If you get granted temporary protection, then you are allowed you to stay in the Czech Republic for up to 1 year, until 31 March 2023 at the latest, according to the law. Only the European Union can decide to end temporary protection before March 2023. You will be informed well in advance as possible - of any extension or non-extension of temporary protection beyond 31 March 2023; more at Ministry of the Interior, question 27 mceclip0.png.

Foreigners, without temporary protection, may stay in the Czech Republic for 90 days (within any rolling 180-day period) under the visa-free regime.

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