Protection and asylum in Sweden
This is information for those who have sought asylum in Sweden. You can read more about what happens after you hand in an asylum application and when you have received your decision. This is also where you can find out more about your rights as an asylum-seeker, in terms of work, housing, health and medical care and financial support.
19 November 2014
In a new legal stance on the situation in , the Swedish Migration Board has today assessed the security situation in the region and the opportunities of returning there.
6 October 2014
19 August 2014
A fake form intended to fool Iraqi citizen who want come to Sweden is now being circulated on Arabic language pages on Facebook.
24 July 2014
The recent developments in Gaza are very serious and unpredictable. The Swedish Migration Board has therefore decided to suspend all deportations to Gaza.
30 June 2014
If you have a permanent residence permit and are planning to travel from Sweden and to be out of the country for a longer period, then, with effect from 1 July, you have to apply for permission to retain your residence permit.
19 June 2014
The Swedish Migration Board finds the latest developments in Iraq, where the jihadist group ISIS is advancing rapidly, very disconcerting.
5 May 2014
On 1 May, an amending Directive was being introduced which means that persons who have received a residence permit as a refugee and persons eligible for subsidiary protection may be covered by the Directive regarding long-term residents.