If you are allowed to stay

If you have applied for asylum and have been granted a residence permit, you have the right to live and work in Sweden.

On these pages, you will find information for people who have applied for asylum and have been granted a residence permit in Sweden. (Some of the pages are not available in all languages.)

If you have been granted a residence permit as a refugee, your permit is valid for three years.

Read more about residence permits for refugees

If you have been granted a residence permit as a person eligible for subsidiary protection, your permit is valid for 13 months.

Read more about residence permits for those granted subsidiary protection status

If you have a residence permit with refugee or subsidiary protection status, or due to impediments to enforcement or particularly or exceptionally distressing circumstances, you may be entitled to family reunification.

Read more about the possibility of reunification with your family

If it is not possible for you to obtain a national passport, you may apply for a passport from the Swedish Migration Agency.

Read more about alien’s passports

Read more about emergency alien’s passports

Read more about travel documents

If you want to stay in Sweden after your temporary residence permit expires, you must apply for an extension.

Read more about extending a residence permit

You can apply for a permanent residence permit in connection with applying for a residence permit extension.

Read more about the requirements for being granted a permanent residence permit

Last updated: 2021-09-09