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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30 August 2017
According to a new judicial position taken by the Swedish Migration Agency, the security situation in Afghanistan is still considered serious. However, there are differences in the levels of conflict in Afghanistan's 34 provinces, and some areas are considered safer than others. The conflict in Afghanistan has thus not reached a level that would entitle all people from Afghanistan to receive a residence permit in Sweden.
1 August 2017
On 1 August 2017 the reception of asylum seekers act (LMA) will change. The change means that some asylum seekers will no longer have right to assistance in accordance with the LMA. For example the assistance includes a daily allowance from the Swedish Migration Agency for asylum seekers who do not have any money of their own and accommodation provided by the Swedish Migration Agency for people who are unable to arrange their own accommodation.
17 July 2017
Book an appointment to submit your application to extend your residence permit based on need for protection
If you are going to extend a temporary residence permit based on need for protection, you can now book an appointment before your visit to the Swedish Migration Agency.
8 June 2017
Here, those of you who have a temporary residence permit based on a need for protection can apply for an extension
If you want to remain in Sweden, you must apply for an extension before your temporary permit runs out, but not earlier than three months before. You can submit your application for extension in several locations around the country.
7 June 2017
On 1 June 2017, new regulations came into force that can make it possible for those who have applied for asylum to receive a longer residence permit for high school studies.
10 March 2017
If you have applied for asylum and received a temporary residence permit, you can apply for an extension starting in May
If you have applied for asylum and received a temporary residence permit that is valid for 12 or 13 months, you can receive an extended residence permit if you are still in need of protection. You must then apply for an extension before your permit expires.
7 March 2017
The Swedish Migration Agency has lowered the requirements for the size of housing for people in Sweden whose family are applying for residence permits to come to join them.
27 January 2017
As of 18 January 2017 Syrian citizens can apply for a residence permit to move to a family member in Sweden at the Swedish embassy in Khartoum.
12 January 2017
As of 1 January the Swedish Migration Agency will not sign any new agreements on work placements for asylum seekers.