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Press release from Ministry of Justice

Application period for residence status for UK nationals extended to end of year


The Government decided today to give UK nationals and their family members more time to apply for residence status under the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU. The application period will be extended from 30 September 2021 to 31 December 2021.

The possibility of applying for residence status applies to UK nationals who moved to Sweden before 1 January 2021 and their family members. The Government’s decision to amend the Aliens Ordinance grants this group an additional three months to apply to regulate their stay in Sweden.

Individuals who neither apply in time nor legalise their stay in Sweden in some other way will – after 31 December 2021 – be staying in Sweden unlawfully. This may have serious consequences for those who neglect to submit their application.

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