Ukraine

Can non-Ukrainian third-country nationals who have fled Ukraine since 24 February, 2022 and are staying in Germany also receive funding for a voluntary return to their country of origin under the REAG/GARP programme?

Yes. If non-ukrainian third-country nationals from Ukraine meet the requirements of the REAG/GARP guidelines, they can receive organisational and financial support for a voluntary return from Germany to their country of origin. Further information on the promotion of voluntary return for non-Ukrainian third-country nationals who have fled can be found in the information sheet.

Do non-Ukrainian third-country nationals who have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the war also have the opportunity to receive StarthilfePlus?

Third-country nationals who have fled the war in Ukraine and who receive REAG/GARP funding, whose country of origin is listed as StarthilfePlus can also receive it.

Do non-Ukrainian third-country nationals who have fled Ukraine since 24 February, 2022 have to be officially registered in order to receive funding for voluntary return?

Yes.

Can Ukrainians, who are currently in Germany and want to return to Ukraine, be funded via the REAG/GARP programme?

No. Due to the security situation in the country, assisted voluntary returns to Ukraine are currently suspended.

Do Ukrainians who returned to their country of origin under the REAG/GARP programme have to reimburse the financial assistance received when re-entering Germany?

No. On the one hand, Ukrainians can stay visa-free up to 90 days within the Schengen area. On the other hand, the war gives them a reason and a right to protection in EU countries.