A new possibility for certain unaccompanied minors to acquire residence permits is to be introduced.
Aliens who were children when they came to Sweden up to and including 24 November 2015 and who have received or otherwise would receive an expulsion order and who have waited for a long time to receive this decision will now have the possibility to receive a temporary residence permit for studies at upper-secondary school level, provided certain other requirements are met. The new rules are temporary and applications for these permits may only be made during a limited time and on one occasion.
In addition to this, studies that are part of vocational training in adult education and similar programmes in the introduction programmes provided by upper-secondary schools shall provide the same opportunity to acquire residence permits as studies in national programmes at upper-secondary school or upper-secondary school studies for pupils with learning disabilities.
As a result of this, expenditure limits and appropriations in the central government budget for 2018 are to be amended. Appropriations for migration, financial support for studies and gender equality and the establishment of newly arrived immigrants are to be increased by almost SEK 692 million.
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. The new rules will come into force on 1 July 2018.