Since the start of the Ukrainian-Russian war, 965,337 Ukrainian citizens have arrived in Germany, the Press Service of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told Report.

Ukrainian citizens who came to Germany were accommodated in hotels, hostels, and foster families in 16 federal states of the country.

According to BAMF, citizens of Ukraine entering Germany without a visa must obtain a residence permit to stay in the country for more than 90 days:

“Proof of personal information (e.g., through personal documents such as a biometric ID card or passport) and identification by the police are sufficient to grant temporary protection to Ukrainian citizens. The reasons for temporary asylum during the reception of Ukrainian war refugees are not mentioned separately.”

The Press Service of BAMF reported that in January-August 2022, a total of 132,618 people from different countries of origin applied for asylum in Germany (115,402 initial and 17,216 subsequent applications).