Who are entitled to civic orientation?

Persons with a residence permit as a refugee or for a refugee-like reason,
Persons who are covered by the Act (2010:197) on establishment measures for certain newly arrived immigrants and who live in one of the cooperating municipalities are entitled to civic orientation. The Swedish public employment service (Arbetsförmedlingen) will sign you up for the course if you have an establishment plan there.


More newly arrived persons are entitled to civic education
Since 1 May 2013, more newly arrived immigrants than before are entitled to civic orientation. New legislation says that the municipality must offer civic orientation for newly arrived immigrants in addition to those who are covered by the “Act on establishment measures for certain newly arrived immigrants”.

Newly arrived next-of-kin immigrants who are over 18 and under 65 years of age and have been registered as residents in a municipal district, provided that they are citizens of a country outside the EEA-region and Switzerland, can also take the course if they have been registrered in a municipality for less than three years. Your municipality will sign you up for the course. The obligation of the municipality to offer Civic orientation ceases three years after the newly arrived person was first registered in the national population register as resident in a municipal district.

The following are not included:
• Those who are attending an upper secondary school (gymnasium)
• Labour-force immigrants
• Visiting students and visiting scientists and their families

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