• 20 July 2016

    20 July 2016: New law that affects asylum seekers and their families

    The Swedish Parliament has adopted a new law which limits asylum seekers' possibilities of being granted residence permits and being reunited with their families. The new law entered into force on 20 July 2016, but it will also affect those who applied for asylum before 20 July. The new law is temporary and will apply for three years.

  • 17 May 2016

    New rules that affect your right to financial support from the Swedish Migration Agency

    The Swedish Parliament has adopted amendments to the law that gives asylum seekers the right to accommodation and financial support during their waiting time. The amendments enter into force on 1 June 2016 and affect anyone who has had their asylum application refused.

  • 19 April 2016

    Legislative changes that will affect asylum seekers

    Sweden's Government has proposed two legislative changes which may take effect in the summer of 2016. One of the proposals is that those who have applied for asylum and received a deportation order shall no longer have the right to accommodation or a daily allowance from the Migration Agency. The other proposal involves limiting the asylum seekers' possibility to obtain a residence permit and to be reunited with their families.