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 should have applied for an extended residence permit no later than 4 March 2023. If you applied 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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The application for an extended residence permit with protection under the Temporary Protection Directive is now closed.
If you have not applied for an extension
If you did not apply for an extended residence permit by the deadline of 4 March but wish to remain in Sweden, you must reapply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive, as well as for accommodation and financial support.
The Swedish Migration Agency is now starting to stop providing accommodation and financial support to people who have not applied for extended protection in time. It is therefore important that you reapply for protection as soon as possible if you wish to remain in Sweden. You do not have the right to work until you have received a new decision.
You can use the e-service that has been set up to handle first-time applications for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive, but you can also visit the offices of the Swedish Migration Agency.
If you have applied for an extension
If you have applied for extended protection you 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.
When you have submitted your application for an extension, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.