If you hold a biometric Ukrainian passport, you can travel to and stay in Sweden visa-free for three months. If you plan to stay in Sweden for more than three months, you can apply for a residence permit with temporary protection. If you do not meet the requirements for residence permit with temporary protection but still need protection in Sweden, you can apply for asylum instead. Another option is to apply for a residence permit on grounds such as family ties to Sweden, studies or existing employment in Sweden.
According to the Swedish Migration Agency, temporary protection applications are processed considerably faster than asylum applications and are recommended for Ukrainians fleeing the war. Residence permits granted based on temporary protection are valid until 4 March 2023. If the security situation in Ukraine has not improved by then, the Swedish Migration Agency can decide to extend the permit.
To apply for a Swedish residence permit with protection, you must currently be in Sweden. You can register your application online or by visiting the Swedish Migration Agency in person. To be entitled to a residence permit with temporary protection the following requirements need to be met.
To be covered by the Temporary Protection Directive, you must have come to Sweden on 30 October 2021 or later and have remained in Sweden since you entered the country. You must also have a passport or other identification documents that show that you belong to one of these groups.
If you are going to work in Sweden for less than 3 months (seasonal work) you should still apply for a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive and not a work permit for seasonal workers. The Swedish Migration Agency is currently rejecting applications for seasonal work from people who are resident in Ukraine as they are covered by the Temporary Protection Directive (which also includes seasonal work). If you come to Sweden and are granted a permit under the Temporary Protection Directive, you have the right to work (including seasonal work) for as long as the permit is valid.