Asyl (Asylum)

​A residence permit that is given to a person who is a foreign citizen and refugee or a person in need of protection under the Aliens Act. The rules saying who has the right to asylum in Sweden are set out in the Aliens Act. Sweden has to give you asylum, i.e. a residence permit, if you are a refugee under the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or are a person eligible for subsidiary protection. Read more at:,

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