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Original name: Utlänningslag (2005:716).
Name: Foreigners Act (2005:716).
Country: Sweden
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2005-09-29
Entry into force:
Published on: Svensk författningssamling, 2005-10-18, Vol. 20, No. 716, pp. 1-47
ISN: SWE-2005-L-72193
Bibliography: Svensk författningssamling, 2005-10-18, Vol. 20, No. 716, pp. 1-47
English Translation English Translation Publications, Government Offices of Sweden PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-03-08)
Act online in Swedish, Basic Text Act online in Swedish, Basic Text Regeringskansliets rättsdatabaser, Notisum AB,, Sweden, 48 pp. PDF PDF (consulted on 2014-08-24)
Act online in Swedish, Consolidated Text Act online in Swedish, Consolidated Text Regeringskansliets rättsdatabaser, Regeringskansliets rättsdatabaser,, Sweden, 99 pp. PDF of Act as amended to Act 2018:1294 PDF of Act as amended to Act 2018:1294 (consulted on 2018-09-13)
Abstract/Citation: The consolidation of the Act includes a total of 62 amending texts through September 2018 (up to Act 2018:1294). The consolidated text includes various amendments.

Contains 23 chapters concerning, inter alia:

Chapter 1: Definitions and general rules.
Chapter 2: Conditions for a foreigner to enter, remain and work in Sweden.
Chapter 3: Visa.
Chapter 3a: Right of residence for EEA nationals and others.
Chapter 4: Refugees and other persons in need of protection.
Chapter 5: Residence permit.
Chapter 5a: Term of residence status in Sweden.
Chapter 6: Work permit.
Chapter 6a: The EU Blue Card.
Chapter 7: Revocation of permits.
Chapter 8. Expulsion etc.
Chapter 8a. Deportation due to criminal acts.
Chapter 9: Control and coercive measures.
Chapter 10: Custody of foreigners.
Chapter 11: Treatment of an foreigners in detention.
Chapter 12: Implementation of expulsion orders etc., including obstacles to expulsion, such as fear of capital punishment, torture etc.
Chapter 13: Processing of cases within administrative authorities etc.
Chapter 14: Appeal of an administrative authority.
Chapter 15: Explanation of satisfaction.
Chapter 16: Migration courts and the Migration Court of Appeal.
Chapter 17: Disclosure obligations.
Chapter 18: Public counseling.
Chapter 19: Liability for costs.
Chapter 20: Penal sanctions etc.
Chapter 21: Temporary protection.
Chapter 22: Court witnesses.
Chapter 23: Special authorizations.

The Act implements various EU directives.
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Repealed text(s):
Amending text(s):
Implementing text(s):
Related text(s):

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