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Questions and answers for persons arriving from Ukraine

How do I apply for a residence permit?

To apply for a temporary residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive, you need to register at a Swedish Migration Board service center. You need to present a biometric passport or other identity documents. You can also register online via the Swedish Migration Agency’s website.

The Swedish Migration Agency's website

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05

Where can I find a place to live?

If you apply for a temporary residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive or apply for asylum, The Swedish Migration Agency will assist you and your family with housing.

The Swedish Migration Agency's website

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05

I need financial assistance – what can I do?

If you apply for a temporary residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive or apply for asylum, the Swedish Migration Agency may be able to help you with financial support. You can apply for financial support at The Swedish Migration Agency.

The Swedish Migration Agency's website

 

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05

I have my children with me – what are their rights?

You and your children should register at The Swedish Migration Agency under the EU Temporary Protection Directive or apply for asylum. The Swedish Migration Agency will assist you with housing and financial assistance if necessary. Once your children have received a residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Direction or have applied for asylum, they will be eligible to attend pre-school or school.

The Swedish Migration Agency's website

 

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05

I have to leave the home offered by private individuals – what happens now?

If you are waiting or have received a residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive or have applied for asylum, The Swedish Migration Agency can help you find new accommodation. If you have been granted asylum you can contact the municipality where you live.

The Swedish Migration Agency's website

 

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05

I want to compare my educational background with the Swedish system – how do I do this?

You can go to the Swedish Council for Higher Education’s website to see what your education from Ukraine corresponds to in Sweden.

The Swedish Council for Higher Education’s website

 

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05

I want to validate my education and work experience – how do I do this?

Depending on your background, you may need to contact different authorities in regard to validation – here is a summary to help you find the right authority.

Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education

 

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05

Can I work in Sweden?

First you need to register with The Swedish Migration Agency to have your case processed and obtain your residence permit and work permit. There is more information on The Swedish Migration Agency’s website.

The Swedish Migration Agency's website

If you receive a residence and work permit under the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive and you need support to find a job in Sweden, you can register with the Swedish Public Employment Service.

Register with the Swedish Public Employment Service

If you do not have a coordination number or personal ID number, you need to apply for a coordination number at a service office at The Swedish Tax Agency.

The Swedish Tax Agency's website

Senast ändrad: 2022-04-05