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.
Following the amendment of the law on 20 July, the Swedish Migration Agency is now clarifying who must have a passport in order to be granted a residence permit. At the same time, the Swedish Migration Agency is reassessing the ability of Afghan citizens to obtain passports.
Since 20 July, new requirements apply for anyone who wants to apply for a permanent residence permit. The Swedish Migration Agency is currently receiving many questions on how these new requirements affect children’s possibilities of obtaining permanent residence permits.
Since 20 July, applicants for a permanent residence permit must fulfil new requirements. Among other things, you must be able to support yourself financially and are expected to live a law-abiding life. The new special requirements apply to everyone, regardless of the type of permit you already have.
In mid-July, the Swedish Migration Agency decided to halt enforcement decisions pertaining to Afghanistan. This means that no refusal of entry or deportation decisions will be made as long as the halt applies. The Swedish Migration Agency has also introduced a temporary halt of deportation decisions for Afghan cases.
The temporary law will expire on 20 July. The rules on residence permits for studies at upper secondary level will then be moved from the temporary law to a separate law called the Upper Secondary School Act.