How to show who you are when you apply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive

When you apply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive, the Swedish Migration Agency needs to know who you are in order to determine if you have the right to protection in Sweden. You can do this by presenting a passport or other identification document. The Swedish Migration Agency does not keep your identification documents.

You can get a residence permit with temporary protection under the Temporary Protection Directive if you

  • are a Ukrainian citizen and were a resident of Ukraine prior to 24 February 2022, or
  • have a residence permit in Ukraine due to status as a refugee or person in need of subsidiary protection, or
  • are a family member of someone who falls into one of the two categories described above.

When you apply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive, you must show the Swedish Migration Agency that you belong to one of these groups. You can do this by presenting a passport or other identification document. The Swedish Migration Agency does not keep your identification documents. You may need them to identify yourself while you are living in Sweden.

Other iden­ti­fi­ca­tion docu­ments

If you do not have a passport or a national ID card, you can present other documents that state your identity. For example, you can present a driving licence, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or military service book. Such documents can help to prove that you are a person with the right to protection under the Temporary Protection Directive.

Appli­ca­tion in the e-service

If you submit your application in the e-service, you must upload a photo of your passport or other identification document. You should then bring your original documents with you and show them to the Swedish Migration Agency when you visit us to provide fingerprints and photos. You will be informed about this when you receive a decision about your application.

If you submit your application in the e-service without providing clear photos of your identification documents, the Swedish Migration Agency cannot quickly process your application. We will need to contact you and ask you to complete your application, which means that you will have to wait longer for a decision.

If you submit your application in person at one of the Swedish Migration Agency’s offices, you must bring your documents with you when you visit us to register your application.

If you do not have any iden­ti­fi­ca­tion docu­ments, please contact the Ukrai­nian Embassy

If you are a Ukrainian citizen but do not have a passport or other identification documents, you can contact the Ukrainian Embassy or Consulate-General and ask for help in obtaining new documents.

If you do not have any documents showing that you are a person with the right to protection under the Temporary Protection Directive and the question of your identity requires more extensive investigation, you can apply for asylum instead. If you apply for asylum, we will investigate whether you are entitled to protection through an individual examination of your grounds for asylum.

Read more about how to apply for temporary protection under the Temporary Protection Directive

Read about the support you are eligible for after you get your decision