ExceptionThe so-called quota refugees are the exception to the new immigration law. They can get a permanent residence permit when they arrive in Sweden. Sweden receives 5,000 quota refugees annually (in recent years, many from war-torn Syria). The Moderates, the Sweden Democrats, the Christian Democrats, and the Liberals voted against the bill and came up with a number of counter-proposals which were voted down. According to the Swedish Migration Board, how long the temporary permits will be valid will vary. However, the main rule is that they must be extended by two years at a time if they are extended.
Relatives of persons who are Swedish citizens or have a residence permit do not automatically have the right to stay. They can get temporary permits, which will depend on several criteria.
A special exception can be made for persons who have had the right to stay temporarily in Sweden and have a “special connection” to the country. If several conditions are considered to be in place, there may be grounds for expansion.
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