The Swedish Migration Agency has extended the possibility of exemptions from the requirement of full-time studies in higher education. The new rules apply to you who needs to extend your residence permit beyond the regular period of study in order to complete your education.
Since 20 July, new requirements apply for anyone who wants to apply for a permanent residence permit. The Swedish Migration Agency is currently receiving many questions on how these new requirements affect children’s possibilities of obtaining permanent residence permits.
Since 20 July, applicants for a permanent residence permit must fulfil new requirements. Among other things, you must be able to support yourself financially and are expected to live a law-abiding life. The new special requirements apply to everyone, regardless of the type of permit you already have.
Changes to the Aliens Act come into force on 20 July. If you are a family member of a doctoral student you will be affected by these changes when you or your family member has to apply for a permanent residence permit.