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New rules await Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic: what has changed

The Czechs continue to support Ukrainians who are forced to flee the war. However, some changes await the refugees.

This was reported by the Visit Ukraine website. The procedure for extending the temporary status, the rules of residence and the amount of financial support will change.

The rules for Ukrainians will change in the Czech Republic / Photo by Julia Solonina on Unsplash

Temporary protection status

Currently, all Ukrainian refugees can apply for temporary protection status valid until March 31, 2023. After March 31, you need to apply again to the authorities for an extension of the status.

How to extend it

There are 2 options:

  • Visit the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic.

  • Complete online registration.

This must be done by March 30 of the current year. Those who do not make it in time will lose the status of temporary protection.

Accommodation procedure

Currently, the following rules apply: Ukrainians can live in temporary housing for no more than 30 days, and in general in free housing – no more than 150 days.

The new order provides that Ukrainian refugees will be able to live in temporary housing even longer. However, you will have to pay for it.

How will the financial aid be paid

The main changes: they will pay less, while taking into account the income of Ukrainians.

In addition to receiving the first payment, it is necessary to complete an application online – that is, funds will not be paid automatically.

  • Adults will receive 4,860 kroner, and children – 3,490 kroner (instead of 5,000 kroner).

  • Pensioners and people with disabilities will receive 7,290 kroner per adult and 5,235 kroner per child.

That is, in this way, the funds that the refugees will receive will be equal to the subsistence minimum in the Czech Republic. Pensioners and people with disabilities will receive 1.5 of the subsistence minimum.

In general, the rules will become stricter / Photo by Kevin Andre on Unsplash

Importantly! Only those refugees whose income does not exceed the amount of assistance can apply for these payments. Salaries and remittances from abroad, including from Ukraine, are considered income. Child support from UNICEF and payments to households are not considered income.

In addition, the authorities will check why the refugee does not get a job: whether he has problems with his health, studies or small children.


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