Migration law

PhD students greatly concerned over new residence permit rules

5:10 min
  • A maintenance requirement in the new migration law is causing great concern among PhD students from outside the EU in Sweden.

  • Radio Sweden spoke to PhD student Mohammad Abuasbeh, who fears the changed rules will mean he will get stuck in an eternal loop of temporary extensions of his residence permit.

  • But migration minister Morgan Johansson tells Radio Sweden: "they must meet the requirements for a permanent residence permit, like everyone else applying for these permits."