Information on the extension of the temporary protection certificate

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Luxembourg, like all EU Member States, applied the temporary protection mechanism for people fleeing Ukraine starting in March 2022. This mechanism, initially applicable for a period of 12 months from its activation and then prolonged until 4 March 2024, has been extended for a further year until 4 March 2025.

In view of this extension, the certificates issued to beneficiaries of temporary protection as proof of their status, initially limited to 3 March 2024, must be renewed.

To this end, all beneficiaries of temporary protection have been contacted over the last few weeks by letter, informing them of the procedure to be followed.

The Immigration Directorate at the Ministry of Home Affairs is calling on anyone who has not yet taken the necessary steps to renew their certificate to follow the instructions given in the letter.

Beneficiaries of temporary protection residing in Luxembourg whose temporary protection certificate expires on 3 March 2024 and who have not received such a letter are asked to contact the Directorate for Immigration at the following address:

It is important to stress that the extension of the temporary protection certificate before 4 March 2024 is necessary so that the persons concerned can continue to benefit from the rights associated with temporary protection, such as the right to remain on Luxembourg soil, the right to work and the right to material assistance provided by the Luxembourg State.

Press release by the Ministry of Home Affairs

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