Residence permit in accordance with the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive
The Temporary Protection Directive means that Ukrainian citizens and persons who are refugees or have subsidiary protection in Ukraine and have left Ukraine after the Russian invasion can get a temporary residence permit in Sweden. You can apply for a temporary resident permit at Swedish Migration Agency.
Housing through the Swedish Migration Agency
The Swedish Migration Agency are responsible to accommodate you if you are in need of housing. This applies to all people that have applied for residence permit in accordance with the Temporary Protection Directive. You are not able to choose location of the housing through the Swedish Migration Agency.
If you need the Swedish Migration Agency’s help with housing, you must visit the Swedish Migration Agency in person.
You can also choose to arrange your accommodation yourself. Normally, this will mean that you are responsible to pay rent and food by yourself. If for any reason you cannot continue to live in the accommodation that you have arranged yourself, you can move to one of the accommodations provided by the Swedish Migration Agency.
Financial support and red-listed areas
Please note that the Swedish Migration Agency has a list of residential areas with social and economic challenges. Anyone who chooses to live in such an area may lose their right to financial support from the Swedish Migration Agency.
You can check if the address you are considering moving to will inflict on your right to financial support on this address:
Notify the Swedish Migration Agency of your address
Remember to notify the Swedish Migration Agency of your address if you arrange your accommodation yourself.
Are you under pressure or being subject to violence?
The Swedish police have a non-urgent phone number, +46 77 114 14 00, for all cases that do not concern ongoing or recent crimes and events. It is open 24 hours a day, all year around.
Is the situation urgent? Call 112. It is to the police that you turn to report or provide tips about crimes.