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 are granted a residence permit, you and your guardian will be invited to a meeting at the reception unit. An case officer will tell you about the decision and explain why you are allowed to stay and what happens next.
After the decision
You and your guardian must visit the Swedish Tax Agency to register you in the national population register. This means, among other things, that you get a personal identity number with the last four digits.
One month after you have been granted a residence permit, you will be discharged from the Swedish Migration Agency. Then you will no longer receive a daily allowance and your bank card will stop working. If you need the money that is on the card, it is important that you withdraw it before you are discharged from the Swedish Migration Agency. Your asylum case is then closed. In the future, the municipality where you live will have full responsibility for you. Your social worker will tell you more about what happens next.
How long is my residence permit valid for?
Most asylum seekers receive time limited residence permits. This means that you can stay in Sweden for a certain period of time, usually 13 months or three years. When your residence permit expires, you can apply for an extension. If you still need protection, you can get a residence permit for another two or three years.
If you are between 17 and 24 years old and studying at upper secondary school, you can in some cases get a longer residence permit to complete your upper secondary education.
Permanent residence permits
When you have had a residence permit for three years you can apply for permanent residence 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 permanent residence. For example, if you have committed a crime, your application for permanent residence may be rejected. If you are 18 years or older when you apply for permanent residence, 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.
If the Swedish Migration Agency rejects your application for permanent residence because you do not meet the maintenance or good behaviour requirement, you can appeal the decision.
If you have been granted a residence permit, your parents may in some cases be reunited with you in Sweden. The case officer who tells you that you have been granted a residence permit can tell you more about how it works.