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 docoments 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.
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: