Freedom of movement

Sweden

Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 21/04/21

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Persons with a residence permit have freedom of movement across the territory. Unless due to a decision of detention, beneficiaries are not assigned to a specific residence for reasons of public interest or public order. As described in Reception Conditions: Special Reception Needs, there are reception centres with a specific profile (LGBTQI profile, for instance). There are cases where violence and protests have occurred in reception centres between different nationalities but their frequency has dropped since the serious overcrowding that pertained in 2016. Such incidents, when they occur, can result in changes of housing arrangements.

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