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August 17, 2022

Gov’t spokesman: Ukrainian citizens with no ID papers advised to seek asylum for getting legal status to stay in Romania

Government spokesman Dan Carbunaru said Wednesday that Ukrainian citizens with no ID papers can apply for asylum in Romania as the only procedure that provides them protection, as well as legal status to stay in our country.

“There are people coming from a conflict zone, the effects of the Russian military aggression on Ukraine are in full swing and people who enter Romania or who line up at border crossing points may or may not have their papers with them. There are cases of Ukrainian citizens who arrive either at the northern border or at the border with the Republic of Moldova who have biometric passports and, according to the European and national law, they implicitly are allowed entry and stay in Romania for 90 days, or they can also go to another European state,” the government spokesman told a news conference.

Carbunaru explained that Ukrainian refugees qualify for aid from the Romanian state even without having applied for asylum, and added that according to data available as of 8:00 hrs today, 118,461 Ukrainian citizens have entered Romania since February 24. Of these, 70,026 have already left our country.

Also, 46,435 Ukrainian citizens, of whom about 18,000 minors, remained in Romania and 1,070 Ukrainians have applied for asylum in Romania.

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