This page contains information for those involved in integration regarding
- different grounds for residence permits for people arriving from Ukraine
- preparations in municipalities for the situation in Ukraine
- the right to services of those residing in Finland without a residence permit and without a visa.
- the right to services of those granted temporary protection
- work, seasonal work and studies in Finland
NOTE: We ask you to keep in mind that the situation of those granted temporary protection, in particular, still involves various legislative questions. The FAQ will be updated based on the ongoing interpretation of the law.
What services are available to those who have fled Ukraine and reside in Finland without a residence permit?
Ukrainians with a biometric passport may reside in Finland for 90 days without a residence permit. Persons arriving from Ukraine are advised to apply for temporary protection or other residence permit. If a person resides in Finland without a residence permit, as a rule they must cover the costs of their residence themselves.
Information on temporary protection for those involved in integration
The EU has activated the Temporary Protection Directive, which entered into force on 4 March 2022. The Finnish Immigration Service is responsible for issuing residence permits on the basis of temporary protection. Beneficiaries of temporary protection are covered by the reception legislation. Below, we have compiled answers to some questions concerning temporary protection for those involved in integration.
More information about temporary protection
Press release by the Ministry of the Interior on temporary protection category
Finnish Immigration Service Temporary protection for people fleeing from Ukraine