Immigration Updates – 23rd of September

Contributor(s): Daniel King
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    General Updates


    The Directorate of Immigration is limiting the issuance of residence cards to those who need to travel abroad.

    Valid travel documentation, such as a plane ticket, must be sent to as a confirmation.

    In place of residence permit cards, applicants will receive a letter confirming the issuance of a residence permit, with information on the period of validity and employment rights.

    New cards cannot be expected until autumn 2023, due to an international raw material shortage.

    United Kingdom

    The UK government has extended eligibility for the Ukraine Extension Scheme to any Ukrainian nationals and their immediate family members who have permission to be in the UK for any length of time between 18 March 2022 and 16 May 2023.

    Already eligible for the scheme are Ukrainian nationals and their family members who arrived in the United Kingdom on or before March 18, 2022 and held lawful immigration status on that date; or they were in the United Kingdom at any time before January 1, 2022 with permission to enter or stay but where their permission ended after this date. Children born in the United Kingdom to a parent who meets the rules are also eligible to apply for the scheme.

    Ukrainian nationals in the UK on a seasonal worker visa until 23 December 2022, who cannot usually extend or switch to another visa, may benefit from this new concession and switch to the Ukraine Extension Scheme.

    COVID-19 Updates


    • Effective 17 September 2022, the EU entry ban for the Netherlands is lifted. No COVID-19 related restrictions or requirements apply to travellers entering Netherlands, including those from countries outside the EU/Schengen.


    • Effective 20 September 2022, it is no longer necessary to complete the Spain Travel Health (SPTH) health control form NOR to present the SpTH QR code when boarding or at the arrival airport.
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