Granted a residence permit

Last updated: 21 3 2018

If you are granted a residence permit, this means that your asylum application has been accepted.

Different types of residence permits

If you receive a residence permit as a refugee, your permit will apply for three years.

If you receive a residence permit as a person eligible for subsidiary protection, your permit will apply for 13 months.

If you receive a permanent residence permit, your permit will apply as long as you live in Sweden.

If you move from Sweden, the Migration Agency can decide to revoke your residence permit. In that case you will no longer have a residence permit in Sweden. If you tell the Migration Agency that you want to keep your residence permit, you can be out of Sweden for up to two years and still keep your residence permit in Sweden.