Residence permit – what happens then?

Residence permit means that you have received a YES to your application for asylum. You can stay in Sweden.

If you and your family get a residence permit you will be summoned to a meeting with the staff at the Reception Unit. At the meeting you will find out what is stated in the decision and why you have been granted a residence permit. You will receive a certificate that shows that you have received a residence permit.

A permanent residence permit means that you have the right to stay in Sweden for as long as you want. A temporary residence permit means that you can stay in Sweden for a certain time, usually three years or 13 months. When your residence permits expire you can apply for an extension. If you still need protection you may be granted a residence permit for another two years. If you are between 17 and 24 years old and are studying at the upper secondary school level you will in certain cases have the possibility to be granted a longer temporary residence permit to complete your studies.

What you should do when you have received a residence permit

You and your family must visit the Swedish Tax Agency for registration. This means that you will receive personal identity numbers with the last four digits.

If you have lived in your own accommodation, you will be discharged from the Migration Agency 30 days after the decision was made. If you have lived in accommodation provided by the Migration Agency and can't find your own accommodation, you will receive more information from the Migration Agency about how to get another accommodation.

Last updated: 2017-11-09

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