If you are granted a residence permit
Residence permit means that you have received a YES to your application for asylum. You are allowed to stay in Sweden.
If you and your family are granted a residence permit, you will be asked to come to a meeting with staff at the reception unit. The staff will explain what your decision says and why you have been granted a residence permit. You will receive a paper showing that you have been granted a residence permit.
Once you have received a residence permit, you must go to the Swedish Tax Agency to register in the national population register. This means that you receive a personal identity number with the last four digits.
If you have lived in accommodations provided by the Swedish Migration Agency you can get help to move to a new home.
How long is my residence permit valid for?
If you are called a refugee, you will be granted a residence permit that is valid for three years. If you are called persons in need of alternative subsidiary protection you will receive a residence permit that is valid for 13 months. After that time, you can apply for an extension. If you still need protection, you can get a residence permit for another two years.
Permanent residence permits
When you have had a residence permit for three years you can apply for a permanent residence permit at the same time as you apply for an extension. If you are 15 years or older, you must live a well-behaved life in order to get a permanent residence permit. For example, if you have committed a crime, your application for a permanent residence permit may be rejected. If you are 18 years or older when you apply for a permanent residence permit, you must also have a job and be able to support yourself.
If you do not meet the requirements for permanent residence, you may still be able to receive an extended residence permit if you still need protection.