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.
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5 February 2016
The Swedish Migration Agency is now able to offer all asylum seekers a place to stay, yet the need for housing remains high.
4 January 2016
From 4 January 2016, anyone travelling to Sweden by train, bus or ferry must be prepared to show some form of identification.
14 December 2015
The past few months the Swedish Migration Agency has received many questions from asylum seekers who wonder what happens when they come to Sweden and what their rights are.
26 November 2015
For quite some time now the Swedish Migration Agency has struggled to find accommodation for all those who have come to Sweden to apply for asylum.
28 October 2015
All asylum seekers arriving in Sweden are entitled to have their asylum claim examined. Those that need it are also entitled to accommodation and financial support. In order to manage these tasks under constantly changing circumstances, the Migration Agency has to adapt and develop its working methods on a daily basis.
23 September 2015
Many people coming to Sweden to seek asylum come during the night. Where should they go to seek asylum and get help with accommodation?
9 July 2015
Sweden has seen an unusually large number of asylum seekers in the last few years. As a result, waiting times have increased all across the country.
5 May 2015
If you are registered as an asylum seeker at the Reception Unit in Hallonbergen in Stockholm, you need to book an appointment for certain visits from 11 May.
30 March 2015
On 30 October 2014, the Swedish government recognized the state of Palestine. This means that certain Palestinians who have previously been considered stateless are now considered Palestinian citizens.
6 March 2015
The old stickers that used to be put in your passport as proof of your residence permit in Sweden expire on 20 May 2015. If you have a sticker in your passport, you therefore have to book an appointment at the Swedish Migration Board to exchange your sticker for a residence permit card.