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Posted on January 13 2023

143,000 Sweden Residence Permits granted in 2022, Data Show

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of 143,000 Sweden Residence Permits granted in 2022, Data Shows.

  • Sweden granted 143,000 residence permits for the year 2022 for foreign nationals.
  • In December, Sweden issued 7,427 residence permits representing approximately 5.2% of the total residence permits for the year.
  • A total of 1,921 residence permits were sanctioned for work purposes.
  • 14,536 study purposes were granted to Sweden.
  • Family reunification-related residence permits of 20,989 were granted in the year 2022.
  • There has been an increase in Sweden's immigration for the past 10 years.

 Sweden granted residence permits in 2022

Sweden announces its list of residence permits granted in 2022, which sums to 142,171. In December 2022, 7,427 residence permits were granted, representing 5.2% of the total.

Swedish residence permits issued in the year 2022

The following table displays the number of residence permits issued in December 2022

Name of the residence permit

Issued in December


Work purpose residence permits

Residence permits


EU/EES nationals resident permits

Study purpose


Family reunification purpose


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The total number of residence permits for the whole year 2022.

Name of the residence permit

Issued in year 2022
Asylum and Temporary Directive


Study purpose

Family reunification


Residence permit on work purpose

Resident permits for EU/EES nationals


Other residence permits

Total residence permits


Observations from past years

Sweden experienced a positive increase in migration flow during the past 10 years.

The vital factor helping many foreign nationals obtain residence permits and live, work & settle in Sweden is the lower fertility rate and a slow increase in the aged population.

Twice the number of foreign nationals who immigrated in 2021 entered Sweden in 2022 on various permits.

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