When you apply for asylum, the Migration Agency will photograph you. The Migration Agency uses the photographs in its computer system and for Asylum Seeker cards.

What is an Asylum Seeker card (LMA-kort)?

LMA means the Act on Reception of Asylum Seekers. An Asylum Seeker card is a plastic card with a photo of you on it. You will receive the card after you have applied for asylum in Sweden. It is proof that you are an asylum seeker and that you can stay in Sweden while you are waiting for a decision.

If you are 16 years old or older and have assisted in showing who you are, you may have the right to work in Sweden while you are an asylum seeker. If so, it will be stated on your Asylum Seeker card.

Last updated: 2017-10-20

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