Whether you are temporarily traveling or permanently leaving Amstelveen or the Netherlands, there are a few things you need to take into account.
Refugees with Ukrainian nationality are allowed to travel within the European Union. However, you need a valid biometric passport with proof of residence, proving abroad that you have protection in the Netherlands until March 4, 2024. From now on, all Ukrainian refugees living in Amstelveen can make an appointment with the IND to pick up a proof of legal residence, which is mandatory. To be able to do this you must be registered in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP). With a residence sticker you can prove that you are allowed to stay and work in the Netherlands as long as the European Temporary Protection Directive is in force.
Make an appointment
The proof of legal residence can only be retrieved by appointment. You can make an appointment online. For more information about who and what you will have to bring with you to the appointment, among other things, please see the IND website about Ukraine.
For the most up-to-date information on this subject, please visit the IND website.
Departure from the Netherlands or from Amstelveen
Is your departure from the Netherlands or Amstelveen final? Depending on your situation there are the following options.
Your address within Amstelveen is changing
Change (within five working days) your address on the page: change of home address.
You are moving to another place in the Netherlands
Check the website of the municipality where you are moving to find out how you can change your address. You should do this within five working days.
Permanent or long-term departure from the Netherlands
If you are leaving the Netherlands you must deregister. You can deregister online.
Report any absence
If you are temporarily leaving Amstelveen, you must let the municipality know. Please send an email to email@example.com with your name, address and how long you will be out of Amstelveen. If you receive a living allowance and are away from Amstelveen for longer than 28 days, the payment of the allowance will stop the following month. Once you are back you can apply for the living allowance again. In addition, you must notify the IND of your departure in order to withdraw the Temporary Protection Directive. The form is available on the IND website.