New praxis when applying for a new residence permit on other grounds than in the previous permit implies complications for doctoral students

Published 2017-05-22 16:47. Updated 2017-05-22 16:58Denna sida på svenska

The Swedish Migration Agency has changed its praxis regarding applications for a new residence permit on other grounds than in the previous permit. This means that the applicant is not allowed to be in Sweden when the Migration Agency takes a decision in his/her case.

The new praxis implies complications for doctoral students at KI when changing from R&D trainee to doctoral student. If the previous residence permit is still valid, then the applicant can travel to a neighboring country during the course of decision making. In case the previous residence permit has expired, the applicant has to travel to his or her home country and wait for a new decision.

Discussions are ongoing between KI and the Swedish Migration Agency.

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