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)
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.
Permanent residence permit under the temporary law – probationary employment can be approved in some casesUnder the temporary law, you must show that you can support yourself though employment or as a self-employed person if you wish to have a permanent residence permit. The Swedish Migration Agency has changed its assessment of which forms of employment may lead to permanent residence permit.
The Swedish Migration Agency is launching a new e-service that will make it easier for you to apply for an extension of your residence permit via the internet.
To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, many libraries and citizen offices have limited their services. This means that it may be difficult to get help with printing forms.
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.