Legal Basis

Persons falling within the scope of temporary protection

Ukrainian citizens domiciled in Ukraine before 24th February 2022 and their relatives. Stateless people and citizens of countries other than Ukraine eligible of international protection or equal national protection in Ukraine before 24th February 2022 and their relatives. Relatives are:

  • The spouse of the involved party or the partner living in a stable relationship with the involved party without being married
  • Unmarried minor children of the involved party
  • Other relatives living in the same nuclear family when the invasion of Ukraine started and dependent on the recipient of the temporary protection.

Persons not covered by temporary protection

Applicants considered a threat for national security


Ukrainians are among those non-EU citizens who are exempt from the requirement to possess a visa for entering Italy for a stay of maximum 90 days on a period of time of 180 days.

For those who wish to remain in Italy for more than 90 days, there is the possibility to obtain a residence permit for temporary humanitarian protection.

Within 8 days after entering the country, they will need to register their presence at the police headquarter.

The request for the residence permit for temporary humanitarian protection shall be submitted to the police headquarter and then the police commissioner of the place in which the involved party is domiciled issues the permit in an electronic format and free of charge.


At Government’s first reception centres or in temporary structures.

Right to stay

The temporary humanitarian protection shall begin on 4th March 2022 and shall continue for one year. After such period of time, the permit may be automatically renewed every six months for a maximum of one year.

In any case, the protection may cease in advance upon decision of the Council of the European Union.

Social Protection

No allowance is provided for.

The residence permit allows the recipient to be enrolled to the National Health System.


The residence permit allows to the recipient to study.

Right to work

The residence permit allows the involved party to have access to the labour market.

Family Reunification

Family reunifications are allowed only for those who live in non-member states of the European Union.