Questions and answers

Do you have questions about the situation in Ukraine? Hopefully, you will find the answers here.

Värmdö reception

What should people coming from Ukraine do when they arrive in Sweden?

What are the Swedish Migration Agency opening hours?

I have picked up people fleeing from Ukraine. Can Värmdö arrange accommodation for them?

We have a Ukrainian family staying with us. Can we get financial compensation?

I have a Ukrainian family staying in my house. I have heard that the responsibility to arrange housing for Ukrainians has passed on to Värmdö municipality. Will the municipality arrange other accommodation for this family?

Will Värmdö municipality open special housing or camps for refugees from Ukraine?

I am interested in opening my home for unaccompanied Ukrainian children. How can I do that?

Can you arrange schooling for a child from Ukraine in Värmdö?

Can you arrange preschool for Ukrainian children?

I have clothes and other things that I want to donate. Where can I take them?

I want to employ a person from Ukraine. How do I do that?

Can a person who has fled from Ukraine take a job?

How are pets from Ukraine being treated on their arrival in Sweden?

I have room for Ukrainian refugees. Where do I sign up?

This engages me. I want to contribute! What can I do?

The security situation in Sweden

I want to know where the nearest shelter is. Where can I find such information?

How do I talk to my children about the war?

I feel anxious about this and need someone to talk to. Where can I get help?

When is the VMA (Important Notice to the Public) signal tested?


What should people coming from Ukraine do when they arrive in Sweden?
They must contact the Swedish Migration Agency and register their arrival in order to be able to receive the help they are entitled to according to the Temporary Protection Directive. Read more here: Swedish Migration Agency External link, opens in new window.

What are the Swedish Migration Agency opening hours?
You can find the answers on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.
Pyramidvägen 2A, Solna External link.

I have picked up people fleeing from Ukraine. Can Värmdö arrange accommodation for them?
The Swedish Migration Agency arranges accommodation unless the person can arrange this themselves. People can also arrange accommodation themselves, for example with relatives (who can provide accommodation). It is important that those who arrange their own accommodation also register with the Swedish Migration Board, as registration is a prerequisite for having their rights met in accordance with the Temporary Protection Directive.

We have a Ukrainian family staying with us. Can we get financial compensation?
At present, it is not possible to receive compensation from either municipalities or the Swedish Migration Agency. The Ukrainian family can apply to the Swedish Migration Board for compensation for their expenses.

I have a Ukrainian family staying in my house. I have heard that the responsibility to arrange housing for Ukrainians has passed on to Värmdö Municipality. Will the municipality arrange other accommodation for this family?
No. If it is not possible for you to keep the family in your home, the family / person must contact the Swedish Migration Agency. The Swedish Migration Agency is responsible for ensuring that the family is assigned another place to stay. The Swedish Migration Agency strives to allow the family to remain in the same area in which it previously stayed in, but the accommodation can also be within another municipality.

Will Värmdö municipality open special housing or camps for refugees from Ukraine?
Värmdö municipality has reviewed the opportunities in order to receive those in need of protection and for those the Swedish Migration Board may assign from 1 July. The municipality is well equipped and can offer housing in different places in the municipality. No separate accommodation will be built for the purpose.

I am interested in opening my home for unaccompanied Ukrainian children. How can I do that? For the time being, we are blessed with enough possible emergency homes registered to cover the need for Ukrainian children. We are so grateful for that. If you are interested in opening your home for other children and adults in need, read more about Jourhem Syd (in Swedish).

Can you arrange schooling for a child from Ukraine in Värmdö?
A Temporary Protection Directive residence permit entitles children up to the age of 18 to school in Sweden. To apply for a residence permit, the child needs to register with the Swedish Migration Board. The Värmdö Education Administration prepares for the reception of children and young people and, based on different planning scenarios, maps the capacity for reception in the various schools. For questions about this, contact samordning-skola@varmdo.se

Can you arrange preschool for Ukrainian children?
Yes, it is their right to go to preschool. Guardians of the child please contact varmdoutbildning@varmdo.se for guidance.

I have clothes and other things that I want to donate. Where can I take them?
Contact local NGO's (non-governmental organizations) and charities. Receiving capacities vary.

I want to employ a person from Ukraine. How do I do that?
The Swedish Public Employment Service answers your questions about how you find the right person, your responsibility and possible financial support. Employing a person from Ukraine External link, opens in new window. (in Swedish)

Can a person who has fled from Ukraine take a job?
Yes, a person with a residence permit according to the Temporary Protection Directive who has registered with the Swedish Migration Board has the right to take a job in Sweden. The Swedish Employment Service tells you more about how it works. Are you from Ukraine and looking for work? External link, opens in new window.

How are pets from Ukraine being treated on their arrival in Sweden?
Read on the Swedish Board of Agriculture's website External link, opens in new window..

I have room for Ukrainian refugees. Where do I sign up?
At the moment, it is not possible to hand in applications for housing of families or adults via varmdo.se.

This engages me. I want to contribute! What can I do?
The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) provides tips on how you can contribute. In Värmdö, you find several local NGO's and associations.
What can private individuals do? - MSB External link, opens in new window.

I want to know where the nearest shelter is. Where can I find such information?
The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has a map including all shelters in Sweden, where you will find the shelters in Värmdö.
Shelter map External link, opens in new window.

How do I talk to my children about the war?
Krisinformation.se provides tips and advice on how to best act to help.
Worrying about war - Krisinformation.se External link, opens in new window.

I I feel anxious about this and need someone to talk to. Where can I get help?
If you need someone to talk to there are different ways to get support. At Krisinformation.se you will find it.
Anxiety support - Krisinformation.se External link, opens in new window.

When is the VMA (Important Notice to the Public) signal tested?
Four times a year, the audio signal is tested for important communication to the public (VMA). The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is testing the signal on the following dates in 2022:

7 March at 3 p.m.
13 June at 15:00
5 September at 15:00
5 December at 15:00

The signals are planned and tested in order to draw the public's attention to the fact that the signal exists. The outdoor warning and the VMA signal are a warning system used in the event of accidents, serious incidents and disturbances in important functions. Please spread this information - it is only a drill and not to worry.

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