Information for people arriving from Ukraine

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The security situation in Ukraine has deteriorated severely following Russia’s invasion. Many people are leaving Ukraine for neighbouring countries in Europe. This site summarizes and offers important information for people arriving from Ukraine.

Resi­dence permits under the EU’s Tempo­rary Protec­tion Directive

To get an official resident permit you should first register and apply for a temporary residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive at the Swedish Migration Agency. You must register and present a biometric national passport or other Ukrainian identity documents at the Swedish Migration Agency. If you have urgent needs for basic support such as food and accommodation - you will have this covered immediately upon application.

The Swedish Migration Agency's website offers more information about your rights after you have received a residence permit.

Legal guardians that need a place for their child in one of the City of Stockholm’s municipal preschools or schools, can contact START Stockholm. Children must have a residence permit or have an application for asylum to be placed in a pre-school or school.

Start Stockholm (in Ukrainian)

Start Stockholm (in English)

Welcome house

Welcome House is run by the City of Stockholm and welcomes people who need advice and support during their initial period in Stockholm. If you have received a residence and work permit under the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive, you can obtain support in mapping out your formal educational record prior to validation, get in touch with employers, write a CV and prepare for an interview. Welcome House can also arrange contacts with various associations.

If you are new in Stockholm you can get your own mentor. A Stockholmsmentor can help you:

  • apply for work or relevant studies
  • write a CV and personal letter
  • practice Swedish
  • learn more about Sweden and Swedish culture.

If you are interested in a Stockholmsmentor please e-mail:
stockholmsmentor@stockholm.se

Leisure activities in Stockholm

Stockholm offers a wide range of cultural activities for every age group such as concerts, theatre, art galleries, exhibitions, swimming pools, playgrounds and libraries.

For more activities in English, Visit Stockholm website

Check the City’s calendar to see what is going on near you (In Swedish)

Playgrounds in Stockholm (In Swedish)

Indoor swimming pools (In Swedish)

Kulturhuset, Stadsteatern (In English)

More information

Questions and answers for people arriving from Ukraine

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.

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.

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.

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. 

If you apply for a residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive or apply for asylum in Sweden you have the right to emergency healthcare and dental care.

You are also entitled to maternity care, contraceptive counseling and maternal health.

Asylum-seeking children and children with residence permits under the EU Temporary Protection Directive are entitled to the same healthcare as children living in Sweden. Healthcare for children (persons under 18 years old) is usually free.

You have the right to an interpreter when you meet healthcare professionals. Tell them you need an interpreter when you book an appointment.

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 your animal was not checked at the border, you must take the animal to a veterinarian as soon as possible. This is important since Ukraine has several cases of rabies every year, whereas the disease is eradicated in Sweden.

Yes, if you live in the city of Stockholm you can contact Start Stockholm. They will help you apply for pre-school and school for you child. The child must have received a residence permit or applied for asylum in order to enroll in our pre-schools and schools.

The City of Stockholm is currently investigating how many teachers speak Ukrainian. Teachers that speak Ukrainian should be able to help in schools where it is needed the most. It is unfortunately not certain that they will be available in every school. For older students, the main language will be English.

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

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.

Welcome House at Medborgarplatsen is the city’s facility to welcome new residents who need advice and support during their initial period in Stockholm. If you have received a residence and work permit under the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive, you can obtain support in mapping out your formal educational record prior to validation, making contact with employers who have vacancies, writing a CV and preparing for an interview. Welcome House can also arrange contacts with various associations.

Welcome House at Medborgarplatsen 25 is the city’s facility that welcomes persons who need advice and support during their initial period in Stockholm. If you have received a residence and work permit under the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive, you can obtain support in mapping out your formal educational record prior to validation, make contact with employers, write a CV and prepare for an interview. Welcome House can also arrange contacts with various associations.

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.

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.

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.

No, if you come from Ukraine under the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive, you are not entitled to municipal adult education in Swedish for immigrants (sfi).