Examples of reasons

It is important to tell us your reasons for your asylum application as early as possible. These are a couple of examples of what might be reasons for protection in Sweden.

  • Threats or violence of a serious nature from your family, the state, or other persons can be grounds for asylum.
  • If legislation, general rules or public opinion entails you being subjected to serious offences due to your sexual orientation — for example fines, severe assaults against your life and health, through being denied education or withheld the right to choose a profession or the right to health care — you can be entitled to asylum.
  • The risk of such offences that can be regarded as persecution due to you being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or a transgender person can lead to refugee status.

Last updated: 2014-09-29

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