Decision on providing the temporary protection in the Republic of Serbia to displaced persons coming from Ukraine
The decision was published in the “Official Gazette of RS”, no. 36/2022 and 21/2023.
1.Temporary protection in the Republic of Serbia is granted to displaced persons who come from Ukraine, i.e. who were forced to leave Ukraine as their country of origin or habitual residence or were evacuated from Ukraine, and who cannot return to permanent and safe living conditions because of the current situation prevailing in that country.
2. Displaced persons from point 1 of this decision are considered to be:
1) citizens of Ukraine and their family members who stayed in Ukraine;
2) asylum seekers, apatrids and foreign nationals who have been granted asylum or equivalent national protection in Ukraine and their family members who have been granted residence in Ukraine;
3) foreign citizens who have been granted valid permanent residence or temporary residence in Ukraine and who cannot return to their country of origin under permanent and long-term circumstances.
Temporary protection is also granted to citizens of Ukraine and their family members, who at the time of the decision referred to point 1 of this decision resided legally in the Republic of Serbia, but whose right to staying expired before the cancellation of the decision on temporary protection.
Family members in the sense of this decision are persons who are considered family members in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Asylum and Temporary Protection.
3. The Ministry of the Interior, in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection and this decision, registers persons who have been granted temporary protection and for each person separately makes a decision on granting temporary protection.
4.Persons granted temporary protection have access to all the rights from Article 76 of the Act on Asylum and Temporary Protection.
The exercise of rights from Article 76 of the Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection is ensured by the competent authorities in accordance with the law.
5. Temporary protection lasts one year from the date of entry into force of this decision.
The duration of the temporary protection from paragraph 1 of this point is extended until March 18, 2024.
6.This decision enters into force on the following day from the day of its publication in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”.