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Residence Permit

Extension of Residence Permit

If you have a residence permit and plan to continue studying after your permit expires, you must apply to extend it with the Swedish Migration Agency.

To extend your residence permit, you must

• hold a valid passport

• be accepted on a course of full-time study at a university or university college

• have made acceptable progress in your studies (it is a requirement that you have taken 15 credits during the first year,
   22.5 credits during the second year, and 30 credits during the third and subsequent years.)

• be able to support yourself during the period you are requesting a residence permit

• have a comprehensive insurance policy.


  1. If you have had a residence permit for regular study hours and are applying to extend your permit to complete your studies, you should also enclose a certificate from your instructor or other person at the university or university college who is familiar with your studies. 
    ⇒  Book an appointment with Master’s Coordinators Emma Lindström Bengtsson or Åsa Olsson in TimeCenter


  1. If you have started your examination work, you must also enclose a recently issued certificate from your instructor describing how the work is progressing. ⇒  Ask your thesis supervisor or examiner to provide you with such a certificate


Please observe the following:

  • It is the Migration Agency who decides if you fulfill the requirements of an extension – not the University.

  • You cannot expect to receive a certificate from the Master’s Coordinators on short notice. You must book an appointment in beforehand.

  • The Master’s Coordinators cannot help you with legal advice.

  • The Master’s Coordinators and thesis supervisors/examiners can only verify facts in the certificates.

  • The Master’s Coordinators do not write personal recommendations.

  • If the Migration Agency requires more information from you regarding e. g. why your studies have taken longer than planned du to personal circumstances, you must explain this – not the Master’s Coordinators. The burden of proof lies with you.

  • Do not book more than one appointment in Timecenter. It is very unfair to occupy appointments in Timecenter which you will not use.

  • If you have a lag of more than four courses, please book an appointment with your Study Councellor to make a Study Plan. 
    ⇒  https://www.lith.liu.se/studievagledning?l=en

Page manager: infogruppen@tfk.liu.se
Last updated: 2019-10-10