Extensions of temporary residence permits

Last updated: 31 7 2018

When your temporary residence permit expires you have the option of applying for an extension. You can be granted an extension to your residence permit if you are still in need of protection. In some cases you can also be granted residence permit if you have other reasons for staying in Sweden.

When do you have to apply for an extension of your residence permit?

You have to apply for an extension before your temporary residence permit expires. You can make your application from three months before your temporary residence permit expires.

How do you apply for an extension of your residence permit?

In order to apply for an extension of your residence permit, you have to:

  • Visit the Migration Agency. You have to book an appointment for your visit.
  • Take your residence permit card with you.
  • Take your ID documents with you, if you have any. This applies even if you have already shown them to the Migration Agency.

Your guardian or specially appointed custodial guardian must accompany you to the Migration Agency.