After a decision on your application for asylum
Once the Swedish Migration Agency has made a decision about your application, we can notify you of the outcome in different ways. We can tell you about the decision at a meeting with a case officer, or we can notify you by post.
Notifying you of the decision is called “service”, and notifying you by post is called “simplified service”. Even if you receive the decision by post, you will still be invited to an in-person meeting at your Unit for Reception, where you will receive information about the decision with the help of an interpreter.
When the Swedish Migration Agency notifies you via simplified service, we will send the decision by post to the address you have given us. The next business day, we will send a new letter with a verification message to the same address, informing you that we have sent you our decision. The verification message states the date on which the decision was sent. Two weeks after the decision was sent, the Swedish Migration Agency considers that you have been notified of the decision.
It is important that your correct address is registered with the Swedish Migration Agency and that the names of all the adult members of your family member are listed on your letterbox. Check your post regularly and notify us if you move to a new address.
Information about the decision
Even if the Swedish Migration Agency chooses to notify you of the decision via simplified service, you will always be summoned to a meeting at your Unit for Reception. At this meeting, you will receive information about the decision with the help of an interpreter. If you visit the Unit for Reception Unit within two weeks of the date on which the decision was sent to you, the Swedish Migration Agency will count the day of the meeting as the day on which you were served the decision.
The decision takes effect
The date on which service took place is important. If you do not agree with the decision, you have three weeks to lodge an appeal, counted from the date on which you were served. Once three weeks have passed from the date of service, the decision takes effect (gains the force of law) and you can no longer appeal it.
This means that when the Swedish Migration Agency uses simplified service, the decision takes effect five weeks after it was sent.
If our answer is yes
If we say yes to your application for asylum, you will be granted a residence permit and have the right to live and work in Sweden. The residence permit is valid from the date of the decision. Even if your application is approved, there may be parts of the decision that you do not agree with. You have three weeks to appeal, counted from the date on which you were served.
If our answer is no
If we say no to your application for asylum, this means your application has been rejected. This means that the Swedish Migration Agency has assessed that you do not have sufficient grounds to be permitted to remain in Sweden. If your application is rejected, you have two choices: you can either accept the decision and return to your country of origin, or you can lodge an appeal.