Entry and asylum in Liechtenstein

Be alert of possible abuses during your journey. For more information consult this page

Travel within the Schengen area and beyond

Ukrainian citizens and Ukrainian resident permit holders can travel in the Schengen area without biometric travel document or visa for up to 90 days.

Many European companies are offering free transport options for refugees fleeing Ukraine. For more information on this and on protection in the EU Member States please consult the following page: Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine | European Commission (europa.eu)

If you would like to travel to the United States of America or Canada, we invite you to approach the embassies of these countries  in the country you are currently in. If you have family members in the UK and would like to join them there we invite you to check the following website.

Please note that UNHCR is not in a position to resettle or relocate you and your family from Liechtenstein to any other country.

Entry to Liechtenstein for Ukrainian nationals and Ukrainian resident permit holders

Ukrainian nationals and Ukrainian resident permit holders can enter and stay in Liechtenstein without a visa for up to 90 days.

Refugees from the Ukraine in  Liechtenstein who  wish to stay are invited to contact  the Office for Aliens and Passport Affairs at the following address [email protected]. Further   information is available here : https://www.llv.li/inhalt/119259/amtsstellen/information-ukraine

Asylum in Liechtenstein

In Liechtenstein the procedure of granting asylum is conducted by the national authorities. UNHCR has no formal role in this procedure and generally does not intervene in individual asylum requests.

For all questions about the asylum procedure, we recommend that you to contact the Office for Aliens and Passport Affairs (Ausländer- und Passamt) of Liechtenstein: https://www.llv.li (in German). Additional information can be found here: https://www.llv.li/inhalt/117389/amtsstellen/asylverfahren (in German)

For requests concerning accommodation or legal advice on the asylum procedure in Liechtenstein, we recommend that you contact the Liechtenstein Refugee Council: https://www.fluechtlingshilfe.li/ Requests can be sent by email at [email protected] or by phone +423 388 12 90.

On 15th March 2022 Liechtenstein authorities activated a specific protection status for the Ukraine situation, the so-called temporary protection status. With this status refugees from Ukraine obtain after a short administrative process a 1-year long right of residence in Liechtenstein (renewable), without having to go through the standard asylum procedure.  

If you are already in Liechtenstein and want to apply for this protection status you can call the local migration authorities at +423 236 6141 or send an e-mail to [email protected] to make an appointment. Alternatively, you can approach the Aliens and Passport Affairs (Ausländer- und Passamt) during opening hours or a police station, however there might be waiting times. After being granted the temporary protection status you will have access to free accommodation if you cannot be accommodated privately.   

Non-Ukrainian nationals seeking protection who were in possession of a valid residence permit for Ukraine until the outbreak of hostilities are granted temporary protection status if they cannot return in safety and permanently to their home countries or countries of origin.

If your application for temporary protection is rejected but you cannot return safely to your country of origin, you can lodge an asylum application. Your application will then be examined through the standard asylum procedure.

For more information, please consult the following page: Ausländer- und Passamt (APA) – Vorübergehende Schutzgewährung (S) (llv.li) and the following document (in German).

Information is available in Ukrainian here: FL-20220316_UA_Infoblatt Status S für Homepage_final (llv.li)

Information is available in Russian here: APA Infoblatt Status S für Homepage R (llv.li)

If you need legal advice on the above, you can also reach out to the contact person within the Liechtenstein Bar Association for people fleeing Ukraine via email [email protected] or phone +423 232 99 32.

Family reunification

In Liechtenstein family reunification for beneficiaries of temporary protection is possible with spouses/registered partners and underage children (under 18 y.o.). These family members can join beneficiaries of temporary protection in Liechtenstein and will themselves receive temporary protection upon arrival. For questions regarding family reunification contact Liechtenstein migration authorities: Phone: +423 236 6141 / Email: [email protected]

If you don’t know where your family is you can contact the Liechtenstein Red Cross: via email [email protected] or phone: 00 423 222 0130.

Have you travelled to Liechtenstein with your pets?

You are allowed to take your dog or cat with you, but you have to register it as soon as possible with the Food Control and Veterinary Office (Amt für Lebensmittelkontrolle und Veterinärwesen (ALKVW): Postplatz 2 9494 Schaan, [email protected] ). It cannot be guaranteed that you can be accommodated together with your pet. You will receive the relevant forms by Liechtenstein authorities and the Liechtenstein Refugee Council when you enter the country.