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1. Entry

➔ Information for Ukrainian citizens wishing to enter French territory and/or stay here (#195)

Entering to France: Ukrainians with biometric passport do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area and therefore to France. If you are Ukrainian and wish to enter France but you do not have a biometric passport or travel documents, you can go to a consular post in a country bordering Ukraine (for example Poland, Romania, Hungary etc.) so that your situation can be studied. In the Schengen area, you will be in legal situation for 90 days. If you so wish, you can obtain protection in the country where you are currently. Staying in France beyond 90 days: You can apply for temporary protection.

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Source Ministère de l´Intérieur Updated at March 10, 2022, 8:27 p.m.


2. Arrival

How can I arrive?

➔ Reception centre in Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) (#207)

A reception centre in Strasbourg opened on the 11th of March. It allows a first examination of the administrative situation and the needs of the people from Ukraine: accommodation, medical care and if needed psychological care. The centre is located on: Place de la Bourse - 67000 Strasbourg and it's open: every day from 9h to 12h and from 14h to 17h

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Source Les services de l'État dans le département du Bas-Rhin Updated at March 11, 2022, 7:57 p.m.


3. Asylum

How can I request asylum?

➔ Temporary protection (#196)

You are eligible for temporary protection if : Situation 1 : you are a Ukrainian national and you were residing in Ukraine before 24 February 2022 ; Situation 2 : you are not a Ukrainian national and you benefit from a protection (international or equivalent national) in Ukraine ; Situation 3 : you are a family member of a person referred to in situation 1 or 2 (family members include : the spouse, the minor unmarried children and dependent relatives) ; Situation 4 : you are not a Ukrainian national, you hold a valid permanent residence permit issued in accordance with Ukrainian law and you are unable to return in safe and durable conditions to your country of origin. Rights derived from the temporary protection in France : Issue of a provisional residence permit on French territory for a period of 6 months, bearing the words « beneficiary of temporary protection » ; Payment of the asylum seeker's allowance ; Authorisation to engage in a professional activity, subject to holding a work permit ; Access to care through health care ; Schooling of minor children ; Support in accessing housing. How to apply for temporary protection ? You must go to the prefecture of the department where you live or are staying ; With all the documents in your possession justifying your situation ; Accompanied by your family members (spouse and children). If your application is complete and admissible, you will be protected and issued with a temporary residence permit. You will then be oriented to the Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration (OFII – « French immigration and integration Office »).

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Source Ministère de l´Intérieur Updated at March 10, 2022, 8:32 p.m.


4. Emergency numbers

➔ Emergency phone numbers (#197)

Medical emergencies (Samu): 15 // Police - Gendarmerie: 17 // Fire Fighters: 18 // European emergency number: 112

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Source Service public République Française Updated at March 10, 2022, 9:03 p.m.