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 get a residence permit you and your guardian will be called to a meeting with the staff at the Reception Unit. At the meeting you will find out 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 permit expires 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 and your guardian should do when you have received a residence permit

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

One month after you have received a residence permit you will be discharged from the Migration Agency. Then you will no longer receive a daily allowance and your bank card will not work any more. If you need the money on the card it is important that you withdraw it before you are discharged from the Migration Agency. Your asylum case is then closed. The municipality where you live takes over full responsibility for you from this point.

Last updated: 2017-10-30

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