24 May 2019

You no longer need to book and appointment and visit the Swedish Migration Agency in order to apply for an extension.

Anhöriga till tidigare asylsökande kan ansöka om förlängt uppehållstillstånd per post

You no longer need to book and appointment and visit the Swedish Migration Agency in order to apply for an extension.

If you came to Sweden to be reunited with a family member who previously applied for asylum and received a temporary residence permit under the temporary law, you no longer need to make an appointment and visit the Swedish Migration Agency in person to submit your application for an extended residence permit. Instead, you should fill in the application form and submit it by post. The whole family should apply for an extended residence permit at the same time.

You should also apply for an extension by post if you have previously applied for asylum and have a temporary residence permit under the temporary law but now wish to remain in Sweden because you have a partner or a child who has Swedish citizenship or a permanent residence permit.

Send your application to your nearest local office, or to the office to which it is easiest for you to travel should we need to meet with you. Not everyone who applies for an extended residence permit needs to come in for an interview.

Read here about how to submit your application

(If you came to Sweden due to a connection to a family member with Swedish citizenship or a permanent residence permit, you should apply for an extension of your permit in the same way as before.)