While you are waiting for a decision

This is information for asylum seekers in Sweden who are waiting for an answer to their application.

You can read more about what happens after you hand in your asylum application and about your rights and obligations as regards work, school, housing, health and medical care and financial assistance.  

Waiting for an asylum inve­sti­ga­tion

It may take a long time before you come to an asylum investigation. You will then be given the chance to tell us more about why you want to seek asylum in Sweden, what has happened to you and what you think may happen if you have to return to your country of origin. Waiting times can also vary from person to person.

You may be called to several meetings before you get a decision. Come at the times the Migration Agency has booked for you. It is difficult to make new appointments and you may have to wait longer for a decision if we have to rearrange times.

Notify your address

If you move, you must notify the Migration Agency of your new address, so that we can reach you when the time comes for your investigation or other meetings. Check your mail regularly so that you do not miss information from the Migration Agency.

Orga­ni­za­tions that assist asylum seekers in Sweden

Amnesty international External link, opens in new window.

Caritas Sweden External link, opens in new window.

Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups External link, opens in new window.

Swedish Refugee Advice Center External link, opens in new window.

Save the children External link, opens in new window.

The Swedish Red Cross External link, opens in new window.

The Swedish Red Cross Centre for Victims of Torture and War External link, opens in new window.

Sociala missionen External link, opens in new window.

The Church of Sweden External link, opens in new window.

RFSL-Newcomers External link, opens in new window.

Informationsverige.se External link, opens in new window. has information about Swedish society in several different languages.

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