Protection and asylum in Sweden
This is information for those who have sought asylum in Sweden. You can read more about what happens after you hand in an asylum application and when you have received your decision. This is also where you can find out more about your rights as an asylum seeker, in terms of work, housing, health and medical care and financial support.
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The Swedish Migration Agency has clarified the maintenance requirement for persons who plan to apply for family reunificationIf you are currently living in Sweden and have relatives who are applying for a residence permit because of their connection to you, the Swedish Migration Agency has clarified the maintenance requirement (the requirement that you be able to support yourself) in cases like yours.
The Swedish Migration Agency is currently receiving many questions about what is required in order to obtain a permanent residence permit on the grounds that one can support oneself. If you have applied for asylum and have been granted a temporary residence permit, then according to the temporary law you can apply for a permanent residence permit if you can show that you are able to support yourself as an employee or self-employed person.
From 1 July, new rules apply to those who move to their own accommodation, EBO, while they wait for a decision on a residence permit. Asylum seekers who move to certain residential areas may lose the right to daily allowances and special grants from the Swedish Migration Agency.
To pupils who are at risk of not managing to complete their upper secondary level studies due to the pandemicThe Swedish Migration Agency is currently receiving many questions from pupils who wonder how their residence permit will be affected by the spread of the coronavirus.
On 30 March, the Swedish Migration Agency temporarily paused longer investigations and meeting appointments in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus in society. In the meantime, the Swedish Migration Agency has developed a solution for how longer investigations and meetings can be conducted safely.
This applies if you are an asylum seeker who has previously had a work permit and you are now applying for a new oneIf you have previously had a work permit and subsequently applied for asylum in Sweden, then you cannot be granted a work permit from within the country again. The Migration Court of Appeal decided this in a judgement (MIG 2020:05).