Welcome to Uppsala
Uppsala is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. It is also one of Sweden’s four major cities. The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is 30 minutes away by train.
Permit, visa and accommodation
Ukrainian passport holders can enter and stay in Sweden for 90 days without a permit or visa. If you have an urgent need for food and accommodation
you can get help immediately upon application at The Swedish Migration Agency.
The Swedish Migration Agency is responsible for all accommodation related questions. Visit migrationsverket.se/english to learn more.
The visiting adress for the office in Uppsala is Bolandsgatan 16 A.
Information about applying for a residence permit with temporary protection (PDF at migrationsverket.se)
Arrange accomodation yourself
You can choose to arrange your accommodation yourself or get help with accommodation from the Swedish Migration Agency. If you choose to arrange your accommodation yourself, you will have to pay the rent yourself. Please note that the Swedish Migration Agency has a list of residential areas with social and economic challenges. Anyone who chooses to live in such an area may lose their right to other financial support from the Swedish Migration Agency.
112 – emergency number
The emergency number 112 is used in emergencies when there is a danger to life, property or the environment.
An emergency situation is when you require urgent assistance from paramedics, emergency services, police, air/sea/mountain rescue services, priests on duty or information about poisoning. All of our SOS operators speak English and are able to conduct the conversation in English. If an interpreter is necessary, a third person will be connected to the call.
You can call the emergency number 112 around the clock, from a landline or mobile phone, wherever you are in Sweden. Your call will be answered by an SOS operator who will ask questions in order to provide the necessary assistance.
Call 1177 or +46 771-11 77 00 if you or someone else gets ill and you need to talk to a nurse for advice. The nurse can also give you information about where to go for help. Contact a vårdcentral (health center) if you or someone else gets ill or injured. You need to call the health center first. A visit costs SEK 50.
If you become very ill or seriously injured and need immediate treatment, you can visit an emergency room at a hospital. The care staff decides if you need immediate care. Visits to the emergency department cost SEK 500.
If you need emergency dental care, you can visit Folktandvården. The dentist decides if you need care that cannot wait. The visit costs SEK 50.
Asylum-seeking children and young people under the age of 18 do not have to pay for medical care and dental care.
Further information: 1177.se/english
You are offered vaccination against covid-19 without costs. You can book an appointment by calling +46 18-617 35 00.
Apply for school or preschool for your children?
First you need to register at the Swedish Migration Agency.
Visit migrationsverket.se/english to learn more.
While waiting for your case to be determined you can register with the admissions office for new arrivals when applying for school and preschool in Uppsala.
Open hours: Monday and Wednesday 9.00–11.30, Thursday 13.00–16.00,
Visiting address: City Hall (Stadshuset) on Stadshusgatan 2
Phone: +46 771-727 001, nr 6 in the menu, Monday and Wednesday 9.30–11.30. (the phone is closed during July)
Open preschool for children under six years old
Open preschool is a place for adults with children between 0–6 years old where trained educators work. Open preschool is free of charge and you don’t need to register, you can come and go as you want.
At uppsala.se/oppenforskola (information in Swedish) you find the locations and opening hours.
Travel in Uppsala
Ukrainian passports and ID cards are valid as tickets in UL traffic. Show your Ukrainian passport or identity card to the bus driver or train personnel. The busses are green and yellow. Look for the UL logo on busses and trains.
Find the bus and train lines at ul.se/en
Support, advice and urgent needs
Red cross in Uppsala have a meeting spot where you can get support and advice regarding language training, contact with the authorities and urgent basic needs that are tested individually.
- Opening hours: Monday–friday 10.00–15.00
- Visiting adress: Trädgårdsgatan 16C
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swedish from day one
Swedish from day one is a course in Swedish and community orientation that is offered around Sweden. In Uppsala, the course is at Uppsala folkhögskola. Refugees from Ukraine who are covered by EU’s Temporary Protection Directive can also apply for the course.
A new course will start tuesday April 19, 10 am. At Uppsala folkhögskola, Jan Brauners väg 3. Bus 4, bus 100 to ”Campus Ultuna” or bus 12 to ”Arrheniusplan”.
Send your application to: email@example.com or call 018-611 66 06.
Folkuniversitet is making a call for expression of interest for ukrainian refugees who wants to learn swedish. The course is free and those who participate do not need an LMA number.
Red cross languague training
Red cross in Uppsala have a meeting spot where you can get more information about language training.
Welcome to Språkcafé at Korskyrkan – a place for community, fika and training Swedish together.
What to do in Uppsala
Find city guides, sights and experiences in Uppsala at destinationuppsala.se/en .
Learn more about life in Uppsala at internationalhub.uppsala.se
Find activities like swedish training and help with public documents at integrationuppsala.se (information in Swedish)
Find activities for children and youth here. (Change language in the upper right corner)
Visit our libraries. (Change language in the upper right corner)
Pay attention to the risks of human trafficking
At times when many people are fleeing an armed conflict, there may be individuals who seem helpful but who want to take advantage of the situation. There may be a risk of human trafficking.
Keep this in mind when someone offers to arrange travel, accommodation or work for you:
- Never hand over your passport, other important documents or your phone.
- Ask people who would like to help you to identify themselves.
- Ensure that you get information about destinations and contact information to those responsible for organising the travel. Document what you find out.
- If possible, inform someone you trust about your whereabouts, where you are going and with whom you are travelling.
- You are entitled to a salary if you work in Sweden. Do not accept offers to work in exchange for somewhere to live, food or other goods.
- Contact the Swedish authorities, register with the Swedish Migration Agency.
Kvinnofridslinjen – Sweden’s National Women’s Helpline
You can call +46 20-50 50 50 for support and advice if you have been subjected to physical, psychological and sexual violence and threats. Relatives and friends can also call.
The line is open around the clock and your call is free of charge. Your call will not show in the telephone bill.
Do you have pets?
If an animal from Ukraine is in Sweden without having been checked by customs personnel at the border, the animal must be taken to a veterinarian as soon as possible. You can contact any veterinarian.
How Sweden works