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Frequently asked questions

Can I submit my application for work permit at VFS Global?

No, you can only submit applications for visas at VFS Global.

For how long do I have to wait for a decision?

The current waiting time is stated on the Migration Agency website.

I live far from Kyiv. Can the Embassy send the work permit card to my home address?

No. You have to come personally to the Embassy in Kyiv to collect the card. Georgian citizens have the possibility to collect the card at the Embassy of Sweden in Tbilisi.

I was recently granted a work permit, and I am now waiting for the residence permit card to arrive to the Embassy. Three weeks have already passed. But I have to go to Sweden already in four days, in order to attend my friend’s wedding. Can I go to Sweden without the card?

No, due to the current entry ban to Sweden Ukrainian citizens currently need the card to travel to Sweden. Please find more information here.