New LMA cards last the entire asylum period
On 1 January 2022, the Swedish Migration Agency introduced new LMA cards that contain digital information on the period of validity and AT-UND. A card lasts the entire asylum period, and the period of validity is extended when you visit the Swedish Migration Agency.
The new LMA cards issued after 1 January 2022 have a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone, for example. This makes it easy for the pharmacy, bank or your employer to check if the card is valid and if you have an AT-UND (right to work).
The information on the LMA card is updated digitally and the period of validity can be extended every time you have contact with the Swedish Migration Agency. The card lasts the entire asylum period and only need to be replaced if your personal data changes.
If you have an LMA card issued before the beginning of the year, you can keep it as long as the card is valid. You will receive a letter when it is time to come and get your new card.