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Asylum Procedures for Ukrainians Planning to Remain in France

The French authorities have opened their doors to a large number of refugees from Ukraine fleeing the war due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In order to stay in France, Ukrainians have to follow specific requirements, TheSchengen.com reports.

Refugees from Ukraine are subject to the Temporary Protection Mechanism, which provides temporary protection for people displaced from Ukraine in EU member states, giving them the right to stay and work in EU countries.

This type of protection that can only be granted by the European Union or the government was triggered by the Council of the European Union on March 4, 2022.

Soon after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, France, like many other countries, received a large number of refugees.

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, stressed at the time on this issue that “France, like all other European countries, will do its part to help the Ukrainian people, but also to welcome refugees from this country.”

Despite the fact that European countries have taken in thousands of Ukrainian citizens, the authorities in this country have announced that they are preparing to receive 100,000 people, according to the local.

In this regard, Prime Minister Jan Castex stressed that the number of refugees is increasing rapidly.

France does not require visas for refugees from Ukraine, while it has introduced a scheme that allows them to stay in the country without a visa for at least a year.

Authorities in France have revealed that citizens of Ukraine who hold a biometric passport are not required to hold a short-stay visa in order to travel to France or other Schengen countries.

‚ÄúThose who wish to travel to France and do not have a biometric passport (or do not have a travel document) are invited to go to one of the consular offices in countries bordering Ukraine (Poland, Romania, Hungary, etc.) so that their status (for a visa or permit) can be checked. Safar), “said the statement published by Welcome to France.

Citizens of Ukraine who wish to reside in the countries of the Schengen area have a legal stay of 90 days. They have access to protection in the country in which they reside.

Ukrainians who plan to stay for more than 90 days and settle in France are required to contact the province of their place of residence through the website to request an extension of their stay.

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