Latest news from the Swedish Migration Board
  1. On 1 October, the Swedish Migration Agency is beginning a new social introduction for asylum seekers. – The Swedish Migration Agency is positive to now be able to offer information to asylum seekers, says Anna-Johanna Viking, Process Manager at the Swedish Migration Agency.
  2. British citizens and their family members will be given an additional three months to apply for residence status. The Swedish Government has decided to keep the application period open until the end of the year.
  3. Temporary residence permits will be the norm, more people must be able to support themselves, and the law on upper secondary level studies is becoming its own separate law. These are the main differences now that the changes to the Aliens Act are entering into force. – The changes to the law are extensive and affect virtually all our applicants in different ways, depending on the type of residence permit you have and the length of the permit, says Director-General Mikael Ribbenvik.
  4. The transition period that began when the withdrawal agreement came into force on 1 of February 2020 ended on 31 of December. This means that the rules for third-country nationals now apply to British citizens who want to move to Sweden.
  5. As of today, 1 December, British citizens and their family members can apply for residence status.
  6. The Swedish Parliament has now made a decision on what will apply for British citizens after Brexit. A new form of right to live in Sweden makes it possible for British citizens to continue living, working and studying here. The application will open on 1 december.
  7. From 1 December, both the residence permit card and right of residence card issued by the Swedish Migration Agency will look different. If you already have a valid card, you do not need to replace it.
  8. On the night between 31 January and 1 February, the United Kingdom will leave the EU, and it will take place in an orderly fashion. The withdrawal agreement negotiated between the EU and the British Government in the autumn has now been approved.