The Swedish Red Cross offers information and legal advice support on asylum and family reunification cases through a free-of-charge number (+46 20 415 000), email, online form or during personal meetings. Swedish Red Cross lawyers, based in Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg, can act as legal counsel, mostly in cases within Red Cross prioritised areas such as family reunification and protection needs due to the risk of torture or other forms of ill-treatment.
The Swedish Refugee Law Center provides advice and individual case support in asylum and family reunification cases. This includes legal advice through a free-of-charge number (0200-88 00 66), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and via their website, acting as legal counsels in proceedings at the Migration Agency, the Migration Courts and in international processes. Other NGOs offering advice and support to asylum-seekers include Amnesty International and Caritas Sweden.
Some refugee groups have formed their own organisations to support asylum seekers. One is the Swedish branch of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees (IFRS). Unaccompanied children have also organised themselves in an association which provide advice and support to newly arrived unaccompanied children..
UNHCR has an office in Stockholm, covering the Nordics and the Baltics. UNHCR’s operations in Sweden are primarily focused on advocacy and capacity building efforts.