Status and rights of family members


Country Report: Status and rights of family members Last updated: 30/11/20


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The family members are given a residence permit for reasons of family reunification. When in Sweden, they can apply for status as a refugee or person eligible for subsidiary protection, following the same procedure as an asylum seeker. For family members of refugees, there is the possibility to obtain a subsidy to cover travel costs to Sweden.Förordning (1984:936) om bidrag till flyktingar för kostnader för anhörigas resor till Sverige. However, government funding for these costs is not sufficient so currently there is little funding available. For family members of persons with subsidiary protection the Swedish Red Cross has partial funding available but even these resources are strained at present.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – I Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation