How the Temporary Protection Directive affects those intending to do seasonal work in Sweden
The Swedish Migration Agency is currently rejecting applications for seasonal work from people who are resident in Ukraine. However, anyone from Ukraine who is in Sweden can receive a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive, which gives the person the right to work.
The reason that the Swedish Migration Agency rejects applications for seasonal work is because the war in Ukraine means that there is a risk that it is not possible to return to Ukraine after the permit expires. For a person to be granted a permit for seasonal work, he or she must, according to the legislation, have the intention of leaving Sweden when the permit period ends.
Ukrainian citizens, on the other hand, are in most cases covered by the recently enacted Temporary Protection Directive. A person who is granted a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive has the right to seek work and to work in Sweden. This also applies to seasonal work. A residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive is valid until 4 March 2023.
Ukrainian citizens with a biometric passport are visa-free for 90 days. This means that they do not need a residence permit or visa to be able to enter Sweden. Ukrainian citizens can apply for a permit under the Temporary Protection Directive when they are in Sweden during the 90 visa-free days.