War in Ukraine – Ukrainian refugees in France: where to find out your rights?

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Since the beginning of the conflict, more than 5 million Ukrainians have fled their war-torn country to European countries. Ukrainian refugees benefit from the European Union-wide exceptional temporary protection scheme authorized by the decision of the Council of the European Union of March 4, 2022. Service-Public.fr lists official sources of information aimed at supporting Ukrainian refugees in France.

Under the right to temporary protection » Across the European Union, people displaced by the conflict in Ukraine have a number of rights:

  • right of residence;
  • access to the labor market;
  • access to housing;
  • welfare;
  • medical assistance;
  • the right to legal guardianship for unaccompanied minors and access to education.

This temporary protection » valid for 1 year and can be extended.

The ministries provide contact points and essential information to inform and answer questions from French and Ukrainian citizens. Service-Public.fr collect them on this page.

Reception and accommodation

In its situation in the file Ukraine

The Ministry of the Interior also presents the offer of online training for learning French

You can also consult the section dedicated to the crisis in Ukraine

Information on the rights and reception of displaced persons can be accessed on the official For Ukraine platform.

The Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities provides local authorities and their groups with frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Health and access to care

The Ministry of Solidarity and Health proposes in a dedicated file “Reception in France of people displaced from Ukraine – Health and solidarity: information to remember

The immediate right to universal health protection and complementary health is open to displaced Ukrainians who benefit from temporary protection. Consult the dedicated page

School and studies

The Ministry of National Education proposes a dossier for the reception and school of Ukrainian children

Teachers who welcome or host children or teenagers arriving from Ukraine can follow the Magistère training course

Students who benefit from temporary protection can apply for registration in French higher education by contacting the campus in France

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