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Ukraine - stay in Germany

Here you can find answers to questions about staying in Germany in connection with the Ukraine war.

The residence permits issued to refugees from Ukraine who fled the Russian war of aggression and received protection in Germany will remain valid until March 4, 2025. You do not need to apply for an extension of your residence permit and do not need to appear at the Migration Office.
Further information on this can be found in the Ukraine Residence Permit Continued Validity Ordinance. This is available as a pdf document under "Further information".
Please also refer to the information letter from the Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Home Affairs. The information letter is available in Ukrainian, Russian and English under "Further information".

Ukrainian nationals who entered Germany before the start of the war were allowed to stay in Germany without a visa until 31.05.2022.
Ukrainian nationals who entered the country after 25.02.2022 and have a biometric passport may stay in Germany for 90 days without a visa. An extension is possible.
All other Ukrainian nationals who entered the country without a biometric passport are not covered by the visa exemption and should apply for a residence permit by emailing: .
Application for a residence permit in accordance with § 24 of the Residence Act:
To apply for a residence permit, an application form must be completed for each person and returned to the Migration Office. The application form can be found under "Further information". Please enclose copies of passports or other identity documents with the application.
You can also submit the application for a residence permit online on the help portal of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Home Affairs. You will find the link under "Further information".