After receiving a decision on residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive
On this page, you will find information about what happens after you have received a residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive and what rights and possibilities you then have.
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If you are granted a residence permit under the EU Temporary Protection Directive, your permit will be valid until 4 March 2024. If the security situation in Ukraine has not improved by then, the Swedish Migration Agency can decide to extend the permit. You will get more information about what you need to do before then.
However, if the security situation in Ukraine does improve to the extent that the EU decides to end the Temporary Protection Directive before 4 March 2024, the Swedish Migration Agency will revoke your residence permit. If this happens, you will receive information before your residence permit ends.
The Swedish Migration Agency can also revoke your residence permit if it comes to our attention that you have given incorrect information in your application.
You have the right to obtain information from the Swedish Migration Agency on what data on you is processed and you can request correction, transfer, deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data.
Residence permit card (UT card)
After we have made a decision, you will receive a residence permit card (UT card) as proof of your residence permit with temporary protection.
If you applied via the e-service and you have not provided your photo and fingerprints when you applied, you must come to the Swedish Migration Agency before we can produce a residence permit card for you. You will receive more information about how to do this together with your decision.
Once your residence permit card is ready, we will send the card to you by post or contact you and tell you where you can pick up your card. Remember to notify the Swedish Migration Agency if you change your address. You can do this by sending a completed Address Notification/Change of Address (Mot93) form to your nearest Unit for Reception.
The card also shows that you are entitled to support under the Act on the Reception of Asylum Seekers and others (LMA), which means you have the same rights as an asylum seeker to accommodation and financial support from the Swedish Migration Agency. Take your residence permit card with you when you go for medical care or pick up prescribed medication from a pharmacy. The card entitles you to medical care and medicine at a lower price.
After a decision, the Swedish Migration Agency will request a coordination number for you. It is the Swedish Tax Agency that will decide on the coordination number and send it to you.
A coordination number is a personal identity number that makes it easier when, for example, you have contact with authorities, sign an employment contract or open a bank account. The Swedish Tax Agency will decide if you are to receive a coordination number, but a coordination number is not the same as a Swedish ID number (personnummer) and does not mean that you become registered as a long-term resident of Sweden.
In order for us to be able to request a coordination number for you, you must have:
- received a decision on a residence permit with protection under the Temporary Protection Directive
- presented identity documents (such as a national passport, an alien’s passport, a travel document or a Ukrainian domestic passport) in connection with your application
- been fingerprinted and photographed for your residence permit card
- an address where you live that is not very short term.
Remember to notify the Swedish Migration Agency if you change your address. You can do this by sending the form Adressanmälan/Adressändring [Address registration/Address change] (Mot93) Pdf, 631.9 kB, opens in new window. to your nearest reception unit.
If you have received a coordination number, you must also notify the Swedish Tax Agency if you change your address.
Help with accommodation and financial support
From the day you apply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive, you have the right to receive help with accommodation and financial support. If you need help, contact the Swedish Migration Agency.
Work, school and health care
From the day that you apply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive, you as an adult have the right to emergency medical care and medical care that cannot wait. Children have the right to the same health care as all other children who live in Sweden. Children also have the right to attend school. People who have turned 16 have the right to work from the day they receive a decision on protection under the Temporary Protection Directive.
If you want to return
If you want to relocate to a country other than Sweden, you must notify the Swedish Migration Agency by, for example, contacting your unit for reception. If you received a coordination number, you must also notify the Swedish Tax Agency that you are leaving Sweden. If you have moved into a home that the municipality is responsible for, you must notify the municipality that you are planning to leave Sweden.
You have the right to travel in and out of Sweden as long as your residence permit is valid. The Swedish Migration Agency will not revoke your residence permit if you want to try moving back home to Ukraine, or if you move to another EU country.
However, the right to support from the Swedish Migration Agency that your residence permit grants you will end when you leave Sweden. This is why you must notify the Swedish Migration Agency if you decide to relocate out of Sweden so that we can stop payments and give accommodations to somebody else who needs it. If you have received a bank card from the Swedish Migration Agency, you must return it before you move from Sweden. If you come back to Sweden while your residence permit is still valid, you can re-apply for financial support and housing assistance.
The Swedish Migration Agency cannot help you financially or with practical matters to move home to Ukraine.
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Increased risk of violence, oppression and human trafficking
At times when many people are fleeing an armed conflict, the risk of being subject to violence increases. This means that you who are fleeing the war in Ukraine, especially women and children, are at risk of being exploited.
Contact the Swedish police if you are the victim of a crime. If the situation is urgent, call 112. If the situation is non-urgent, call +46 77 114 14 00.
Have you witnessed war crimes?
The Swedish police have a team investigating war crimes that may have occurred during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They want to hear from anyone who has been subjected to, or who has witnessed other civilians who have been subjected to, an armed attack or similar violence in Ukraine after 24 February 2022.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and mark your message with “to the War Crimes Investigation Team”, or call the police’s Contact Centre at phone number 114 14 for help with contacting the right person.