INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE, ARRIVING FROM UKRAINE
In order to alleviate the situation, Bulgaria has approved a procedure for immediately obtaining the status of TEMPORARY PROTECTION, which is given to the citizens of Ukraine at the border, after the relevant inspection by the border services.
Acquisition of temporary protection does not restrict people fleeing the war in Ukraine from leaving the territory of Bulgaria at any time, nor does it deprive them of previous citizenship (Ukrainian or otherwise).
Thus, everyone who entered Bulgaria should decide whether they want to choose one of the following options:
- To reside on the territory of Bulgaria in a visa-free regime with a Ukrainian document, as follows: Ukrainian identity document, passport, birth certificate, others;
- To apply and register for temporary protection at the following points: see the map here: https://ukraine.gov.bg/issuance-of-temporary-protection/
Temporary protection is granted for a period of 1 year. From the moment of its receipt, citizens have the following rights:
SOFIA MUNICIPALITY IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINIAN CITIZENS
Sofia Municipality is assisting those fleeing the war in Ukraine with transport, accommodation, health care, access to jobs, humanitarian and legal aid and free parking. At this stage, the Sofia Municipal Council voted BGN 300,000 from the budget of Sofia Municipality to be spent on providing assistance to Ukrainian citizens.
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