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 been granted a permanent residence permit, your residence permit is valid as long as you are living in Sweden.

Read more about permanent residence permits

If you have a permanent residence permit or temporary residence permit with refugee status, you may be entitled to family reunification. If you have a temporary residence permit with subsidiary protection status, you will only be entitled to family reunification in exceptional cases.

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 who can be granted an extended residence permit

If you have been granted a temporary residence permit and can support yourself through employment or your own business in Sweden, you can apply for a permanent residence permit.

Read more about the requirements and how to apply for a permanent residence permit based on ability to support oneself

Last updated: 2017-06-20

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