Germany extends stay of Ukrainian refugees until March 2025
The German government has extended temporary protection for Ukrainian refugees until March 2025. The status will be extended automatically, without bureaucratic procedures
This was reported by the press service of the German Ministry of the Interior.
"The Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI) has stipulated this through a legal ordinance. The Federal Council approved this legal ordinance today. Those affected do not have to apply for an extension of their residence status and no associated appointments with the immigration authorities are necessary. The basis for the further extension of temporary protection is a decision by the EU member states at the end of September 2023," the statement said.
The automatic extension of residence status is part of the government's attempt to relieve the burden on immigration authorities.
"I am pleased that the Federal Council has approved our resolution today. All those who have been forced to flee Putin's deadly war will remain safe with us and have access to education and the labour market," said Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser.
Earlier, Faeser suggested extending the protection of refugees from Ukraine.
According to the ministry, about 1.1 million Ukrainians currently have temporary protection status in Germany.
- On October 19, EU countries approved the extension of temporary protection for refugees from Ukraine until March 2025.