Registration and reception of displaced persons from Ukraine

Registration of displaced persons from Ukraine – week of 09 to 13/05/2022

The purpose of this weekly report is to collect and present figures every Tuesday concerning displaced persons from Ukraine who receive temporary protection in Belgium.

Below are the data for the week from Monday 9 to Friday 13 May 2022

  • 1787 persons received a certificate of temporary protection. Compared to the previous week, this is a decrease of 5%. We have noted a rather large constant in the decrease of the figures since the opening of the registration centre at the Heysel on 14 March, only interrupted by an increase during the week from 25 to 29 April.
  • As for the accommodation needs, Fedasil referred 581 persons to a crisis shelter, i.e. 33% of the persons who received temporary protection in the course of the week. The other persons stated that they had an accommodation solution in Belgium.

More information

Temporary protection 

The displaced persons from Ukraine who arrived in Belgium can register in Belgium in order to receive temporary protection and, if necesary, accomodation.

Displaced persons can register in Hall 8, on the site of Brussels Expo in Brussels. Persons who fulfil the recognition conditions, immediately receive a temporary protection certificate which entitles them to the delivery of an A-card with a validity of one year, which is issued by the administration of the municipality where the person concerned is residing.

The Immigration Office is the federal body responsible for the registration of displaced persons.

Fedasil takes care of the referral of people, if they so wish, to a temporary accommodation that is provided in the Belgian municipalities. The municipalities are responsible for the provision and coordination of temporary accommodation, including accommodation provided by private persons.

Below are the data for the week from Monday 2 to Friday 6 May 2022

  • 1888 persons received a temporary protection certificate. Compared to the previous week, this is an increase of 13%. Since the opening of the registration centre at Heysel, it is the first time that we have noticed an increase in the number of temporary protection certificates issued, compared to the figures of last week.
  • As for the accommodation needs, Fedasil referred 604 persons to a crisis shelter, i.e. 32% of the persons who received temporary protection in the course of the week. The other persons stated that they had an accommodation solution in Belgium.

More information

As of recently, Statbel (the Belgian statistics bureau) has been publishing extensive figures on displaced persons from Ukraine in Belgium:   https://statbel.fgov.be/nl/visuals/oekraiense-ontheemden (in Dutch)  and https://statbel.fgov.be/fr/visuals/deplaces-ukrainiens (in French)

Information on temporary protection can also be found on the website of the Immigration Office:  https://dofi.ibz.be/en/themes/ukraine/temporary-protection

Information on accommodation needs can be found on the website of Fedasil:https://www.fedasil.be/en

As of Friday 29/04 the registration centre in Hall 8 at Heysel has changed its opening hours due to a very sharp decline in the number of displaced persons wishing to register.  Registrations now take place from Monday to Friday. The centre is closed during the weekend.

From Monday 25/04 to Friday 29/04  1.653 persons received a temporary protection certificate. Compared to the previous week, this is a decrease of 17%. This means that there has been a steady decline since the registration centre opened at Heysel on 14 March.  Also for this week it can be noted that they are mainly Ukrainians (97,5%) with a considerable number of minors (31%, boys and girls together).

As for the accommodation needs, Fedasil referred 645 persons to a crisis shelter, i.e. 39% of the persons who received temporary protection in the course of the week.  The other persons stated that they had an accommodation solution in Belgium.