The Swedish government has announced that it will expand its temporary protections for Ukrainian nationals.

Key Points:

  • Beginning April 26, Ukrainian nationals and their immediate family members who traveled to and stayed in Sweden between Oct. 30, 2021, and Feb. 23, 2022, can now receive a residence permit with temporary protection in Sweden.
  • Eligible individuals should submit applications at this website to receive residence and work authorization in Sweden.

Additional Information: Until April 26, Ukrainian nationals must have left Ukraine on Feb. 24 or later to be eligible for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive. Ukrainian citizens do not need an entry visa to travel to Sweden; those who have a valid passport can stay in Sweden without a visa for up to 90 days.

BAL Analysis: Under the directive, temporary protections will cover more Ukrainian nationals who fled the war in Ukraine. Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice.

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