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