New residence permit cards from 1 January

From 1 January 2022, the residence permit cards (“UT cards”) and residence cards issued by the Swedish Migration Agency will look a bit different.

The new cards have more security features and are harder to counterfeit.

The period of validity for the cards will also change. In the past, people with a permanent residence permit received UT cards that were valid for five years. That timeframe is now reduced to three years.

If you already have a residence permit card or residence card from the Swedish Migration Agency, you do not need to do anything. Your card will remain valid until the date specified on the card, and you can use it exactly as you normally would.