Extending a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive

If you have a residence permit with temporary protection under the Temporary Protection Directive and wish to remain in Sweden, you must apply for an extended residence permit no later than 4 March 2023.

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You can apply for an extended residence permit with protection under the Temporary Protection Directive for yourself and your family members who are in Sweden. The application must be submitted in the e‑service, which will be open from 1 February to 4 March 2023. It only takes a few minutes to complete the application. You do not need to attach any documents or passport copies. You do not need to have valid identity documents to be granted an extended residence permit.

One appli­ca­tion per family

You can apply for yourself, up to two adult co-applicant family members, and up to ten children under the age of 18 for whom you are the parent/legal guardian. Children can only be co-applicants to their own parents/legal guardians. Children without a parent/legal guardian can use the e‑service themselves, and the guardian does not need to confirm the application.

Example of a residence permit card with a photo and information about a person

The case number is circled in the picture.

You must provide the case number of all the people for whom you are applying. You can find the case number on the residence permit card or in the upper right corner of the decision from the Swedish Migration Agency.

After you have submitted an application in the e‑service, you and all your family members must visit the Swedish Migration Agency in person to be photographed and provide fingerprints for your new residence permit cards. You will book an appointment for this visit in the e‑service when you submit the application. This visit can take place between 6 February and 5 May.

Requi­re­ments for using the e‑service

In order to use the e‑service and apply for an extended residence permit, you need to have

  • an email address
  • a mobile phone
  • the case number of all the people for whom you will be applying.

How to log in to the e‑service

You do not need an e‑identification to use the e‑service.

To use the e-service, you need a user account. After you have clicked on the Ansök/Apply button, you should click on the Användarnamn och lösenord/Username and password button.

If you applied for your first residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive on the Swedish Migration Agency’s website last year, you can use the same email address and password as you did then.

If you do not already have a user account, click on the link Skapa nytt konto/Create new account and fill in your details.

Apply before your resi­dence permit expires

It is important that you apply for an extended residence permit in time, that is, no later than 4 March 2023. If you do not apply for an extended residence permit in time, you will need to reapply for protection, accommodation and financial support. If you apply too late, you will not be allowed to work again until you have received a new decision.

After you have submitted your appli­ca­tion

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with a confirmation that shows that you have applied on time. The email contains the names of all the people for whom you have applied. The email also contains a control number that you can use to check whether you have received a decision.

Check if you have received a decision about your application

You will also receive an email with a confirmation of your booked appointment to be photographed and provide fingerprints. It is important that everyone for whom you have applied for an extended permit comes to the booked appointment. Contact your Unit for Reception if you need financial support for your journey to the Swedish Migration Agency.

Each person for whom you have applied will also receive their own receipt confirming that the Swedish Migration Agency has received the application. This receipt will arrive by post a few days after you have submitted the application. The receipt specifies the name and case number of the person it concerns, and can be good to have if you need to prove to an authority or employer that you have applied for an extended residence permit in time.

After the deci­sion

Once we have made a decision, we will send it to you by post.

If you are granted an extended residence permit, you will need a new residence permit card that proves you have the right to live in Sweden. Once you have provided your fingerprints and been photographed, we will produce the residence permit card and send it to you by post.

Read more about residence permit cards

Remember to notify the Swedish Migration Agency if you change your address. You can do this by sending a completed Address Notification/Change of Address (Mot93) form to your nearest Unit for Reception.

Address notification/Change of address, form Mot93 (in Swedish) Pdf, 631.9 kB, opens in new window.

How to fill in the Adressanmälan/Adressändring (Mot93) form

Accom­mo­da­tion, finan­cial support and other assistance

If you have protection under the Temporary Protection Directive, or have applied for it, you are entitled to receive help with accommodation and financial support from the Swedish Migration Agency. You are also entitled to certain other support from Swedish society, such as schooling for children and some medical care.

If you need help, you can always contact the Swedish Migration Agency and let us know, even if you have previously arranged your accommodation or support yourself. If you have left Sweden but returned, it is important that you inform the Swedish Migration Agency that you are back in Sweden, so that you can receive the support to which you are entitled.

Read more about accommodation

Read more about financial support

Frequently asked questions and answers about extended protection under the Temporary Protection Directive

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