- Sweden is slated to introduce stricter dependent residence permit requirements and internal immigration review measures beginning December 1, 2023
The government of Sweden is slated to introduce stricter dependent residence permit requirements and internal immigration review measures beginning December 1, 2023. As a result, the following actions are anticipated to be reviewed and potentially enacted starting in December 2023:
- Raising the age limit for denying a residence permit on grounds of personal ties from 18 to 21 years
- Limiting the possibilities for exemption from the maintenance requirement in family member immigration for persons eligible for subsidiary protection
- Removing provisions that allow residence permits to be granted on the grounds of particularly distressing circumstances and that children can instead be granted residence permits on the grounds of exceptionally distressing circumstances, even if the circumstances do not have the same seriousness and weight as for adults
The government will also investigate measures to increase security under its internal immigration measures. These changes include introducing stricter biometric check requirements, boosting the exchange of immigration information among authorities, and more.
What are the Changes?
The government of Sweden intends to introduce stricter requirements for dependents entering the country and increase security measures under its internal immigration review process.
Continue to check the government of Sweden’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Sweden