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, accommodation, health and medical care and financial support.


  • Women from Afghanistan to be granted asylum in Sweden

    The Swedish Migration Agency estimates that life as a woman in Afghanistan has now become so difficult that it counts as persecution on the basis of gender. For this reason, Afghan women and girls seeking protection in Sweden will be considered to be refugees and be granted a residence permit.

  • Continued uncertainty in Ukraine

    The uncertain situation in Ukraine means that the Temporary Protection Directive will be extended, but the Swedish Migration Agency’s Legal Department assesses that it remains impossible to issue decisions in asylum applications.

  • The Swedish Migration Agency is introducing new rules for better passport check

    From 1 November, some people applying for an extended residence permit must show their passport in person before the Swedish Migration Agency can make a decision.

  • New assessment of Afghan passports

    The Swedish Migration Agency determines that Afghan passports fulfil the Swedish requirements on passports.