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 2024. When you apply for extended protection in time, you keep your right to accommodation and financial support while you wait for a new decision.

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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. In the e‑service, you must also book an appointment to be photographed and have your fingerprints taken for your new residence permit card.

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, but if you have any ID documents, you must bring them when you visit the Swedish Migration Agency.

When you apply for extended protection in the e‑service on 4 March at the latest, you will keep all the rights afforded to you by the Temporary Protection Directive, including the right to financial support and accommodation, and the right to work.

Your application is complete and the Migration Agency can make a decision when you have made an appointment and submitted your application, even though your appointment to be fingerprinted and photographed takes place after 4 March.

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 personZoom image

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.

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 number
  • 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 clicking the Apply button, you click the Username and password button under the Account heading.

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

You log in to the account with a username (your email address) and a password, as well as a code that is sent to your mobile phone number every time you want to log in.

If you previously have applied for a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive on the Swedish Migration Agency's website, you already have an account and can log in by using the same username (your email address), password and mobile phone number as then. If you do not have the same mobile phone number as then, you either need to contact the Swedish Migration Agency to change your phone number, or create a new account. You cannot create a new account with the same email address or mobile phone number that you have already used.

To change your phone number, call the Swedish Migration Agency at 0771‑235 235, press 1 for Contact Center, and then 7 for Technical Support. You can call Monday–Friday 09.00–15.00.

Apply before your resi­dence permit expires

Everybody who has a residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive that expires after 4 March 2024 must apply for extended protection no later than this day. It is important that you apply for an extended residence permit in time. If you submit your application through the e‑service at the latest on 4 March you have applied in time, even if you have received an appointment to be photographed and fingerprinted at a later date. When you apply for extended protection in time, you keep your right to accommodation and financial support while you wait for a new decision.

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

When you have submitted your application in the e‑service at the latest on 4 March, 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.

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. Please observe that you application is completed in time even if you even if your appointment is after 4 March.

A few days after the application has been submitted, each person for whom you have applied will also receive their own letter confirming that the Swedish Migration Agency has received the application. The letter specifies the name and case number of the person it concerns, and information that they are entitled to accommodation and financial support while waiting for a new decision. This 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.

Follow your case in My page

You can use the My page e-service to see how your case is progressing and, for example, whether a decision has been made.

Log in to My page

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 or change of address (Mot93) form to your nearest Unit for Reception.

Adressanmälan eller adressändring (Address notification or change of address), form Mot93 (in Swedish) Pdf, 631.9 kB, opens in new window.

How to fill in the Adressanmälan eller 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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