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.
- አማርኛ (amhariska)
- العربية (arabiska)
- Azərbaycanca (azerbajdzjanska)
- ب ه سۆرانی (sorani)
- Español (spanska)
- پارسی (persiska)
- Français (franska)
- Bosanski, hrvatski, srpski (kroatiska)
- Հայերեն (armeniska)
- ქართული (georgiska)
- Kurmancî (kurmandji)
- Монгол хэл (mongoliska)
- يه دری (dari)
- پښتو (pashto)
- Arlijan (romani arli)
- Русский (ryska)
- Af soomaali (somaliska)
- Shqip (albanska)
- Swedish (svenska)
- ትግርኛ (tigrinska)
- Türkçe (turkiska)
- Oʻzbek (uzbekiska)
As an asylum seeker, you can take part in various activities to start learning Swedish, find out about Swedish society and the labour market or improve your health.
To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Sweden’s upper secondary schools are once again switching to distance learning. The Swedish Migration Agency’s requirements for residence permits for upper secondary level studies will not change, even though the studies will be different for a time.
The Swedish Migration Agency now assesses that individuals who are at risk of being inducted into national military service if they return to Syria may have a right to refugee status in Sweden.
The Swedish Migration Agency has now compiled a new list of the notified areas that are considered to have social challenges. If you as an asylum seeker choose to settle in one of these areas, you will as a rule lose your right to daily allowances and special grants.
Children have the right to be informed of what happens when they seek asylum. Even young children have the right to receive information that they can understand. That is why the Swedish Migration Agency has developed an app that explains the asylum process for children in a simple way.
The Swedish Migration Agency has learned that incorrect information is being disseminated about the Dublin Regulation – specifically, that it is
possible to get your application for asylum considered in several EU countries. This information is incorrect.
From 1 December, both the residence permit card and right of residence card issued by the Swedish Migration Agency will look different. If you already have a valid card, you do not need to replace it.