SULF has received some very pleasing news regarding the self-support requirement for eligibility to be granted a permanent residence permit. The Migration Court of Appeal has ruled that the Swedish Migration Agency's position that an applicant needs to have an employment contract covering the next 18 months cannot be applied without an assessment of the individual case. The court also ruled that the term "some duration" when applied to means of financial support cannot be interpreted differently than the meaning that is applied in other aspects of migration legislation and where the court has previously ruled that 12 months of expected income is sufficient.
The case before the court concerned a doctoral candidate. In the court’s view, there was no doubt that the doctoral candidate’s employment will be extended, so a permanent residence permit was granted even though their current employment contract was shorter than 12 months.
Read the whole verdict here (in Swedish).