Extending a residence permit

If you have a temporary residence permit, and want to stay in Sweden after it expires, you must apply to have your permit extended.

How you should extend your residence permit depends on what type of residence permit you have. You should always apply for a new residence permit before your temporary residence permit runs out.

Read more on the pages that apply to you:

If you have applied for asylum and received a temporary residence permit

When your temporary residence permit expires, you can apply for an extension. You can receive an extended residence permit if you are still in need of protection. In certain cases, you can also receive a residence permit if you have other reasons for remaining in Sweden.

Read more about extending residence permits for people who have applied for asylum

If you have a residence permit due to residing with someone

Read more about extending your residence permit due to co-residence

If you have a residence permit for work

If you want to continue working after your permit has expired, you must apply to have your work permit extended. If you have had a permit as an employee for six months or more, and apply before your current permit expires, you have the right to continue working while waiting for a decision.

Read more about extending your work permit

If you have a residence permit as a self-employed person

Read more about extending your residence permit as a self-employed person

If you have a residence permit for studies

Read more about extending your residence permit for studies at a college or university

If you have a tourist visa or residence permit for visiting

Read more about extending your visit

Last updated: 2017-10-23

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