Family reunification

Immigration rules keep their family apart for up to a year

6:08 min
  • The Håkansson-Teles family has to live apart for up to a year, while father and husband Rodrigo waits to join the rest of the family in Sweden.

  • It is due to the long waiting times for migration, combined with a rule that says you cannot stay here while your case is being processed.

  • "I think it should be a bit easier as a Swedish citizen to bring your family to Sweden," says Malin Håkansson Teles.