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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:
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 ):
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 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.
On December, the Czech Republic officially extended the term of legal stay for refugees until 2024, but not automatically, but on the condition that documents are reissued.
The new online registration platform for the extension of temporary protection will be launched no earlier than January 24, 2023. You can register until March 31, 2023. If you don't register by the end of March, your temporary protection will expire.
When registering online, reserve a date for a personal visit to a branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Confirmation of registration will be sent to your e-mail.
By registering and reserving a specific term, your temporary protection will be extended until September 30, 2023. In this way, you will have enough time to come to our office on the predetermined date to receive the visa sticker.
Pay attention! On the date you chose during online registration, you must personally arrive at the branch of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The permit renewal process is free.
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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