In light of the recent developments in Afghanistan, many people have contacted the Swedish Migration Agency for information on how they can help their family in their country of origin. The information below outlines what you can do from Sweden and whether your family can apply for a permit to move here to join you.
As of 1 September, you can only use a paper form when applying for a residence permit for a child who is being adopted, for a child who is moving to someone other than a parent, for yourself if you want to move back to Sweden, or for yourself because you are a parent of an unaccompanied minor.
Since 20 July, new requirements apply for anyone who wants to apply for a permanent residence permit. The Swedish Migration Agency is currently receiving many questions on how these new requirements affect children’s possibilities of obtaining permanent residence permits.
In mid-July, the Swedish Migration Agency decided to halt enforcement decisions pertaining to Afghanistan. This means that no refusal of entry or deportation decisions will be made as long as the halt applies.
Since 20 July, applicants for a permanent residence permit must fulfil new requirements. Among other things, you must be able to support yourself financially and are expected to live a law-abiding life. The new special requirements apply to everyone, regardless of the type of permit you already have.