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How to act if you are a Ukrainian refugee, who live in Italy

Source: “Gazeta Ukrainska” in Italy.


If you or your children do not have a foreign passport, contact the Ukrainian consulate for a certificate that replaces it.

If you are in the regions of Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Marche, Sardinia, Molise, contact the Consulate in Rome;

If you are in the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Sicily, Calabria, contact the Consulate in Naples;

If you are in the regions of Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Trentino Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Valle D’Aosta, Veneto, contact the Consulate in Milan;


Within 8 days, contact the Immigration Department of the General Police Commissariat (Questura) to declare your presence in Italy (dichiarazione di presenza) and in the future to obtain a residence permit for family reunification / humanitarian asylum;


Contact your medical service (ASL) at your place of residence and obtain a temporary tessera STP.

To stay legally in Italy, Ukrainian refugees must follow the following rules:

• by 31 March 2022, after entering Italy, a molecular or antigenic test for SARS-CoV-2 should be performed within 48 hours;

• within five days after the test, the quarantine regime must be observed and the FFP2 mask must be worn;

• Until March 31, 2022, you can use public transportat without having to carry a Green Pass certificate. You should have FFP2 masks and a certificate of negative Covid test results.

In Italy you will be provided with:

  • Vaccination against Covid-19, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio;
  • The possibility of vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella and tuberculosis screening test, etc.

Warning! Ukrainian refugees are exempted from the obligation to have a Green Pass certificate only until March 31, 2022.

Where to go if you need accommodation

If you do not have accommodation in Italy, contact the prefecture office or humanitarian organizations.

If you came to Italy with a biometric passport

If you came to Italy with a biometric passport, you can stay in Italy for 90 days from the moment you enter the Schengen area.

If you came from a Schengen country, such as Poland, and the authorities of that country have already stamped your passport, you must deduct 90 days without registration from that date. If you want to stay in Italy for more than 90 days, contact the Questura.

If you came to Italy without a biometric passport

If you do not have a biometric passport, or do not have a stamp in your passport, you must contact the City Police’s Immigration Service (Questura) and declare your presence in the country.