Asylum seekers buy fake adresses

Asylum seekers from Latin America are buying fake residential addresses from a network in Stockholm in order to secure temporary work permits, Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reports.

The c/o address allows the asylum seekers to avoid being placed in a detention centre and they can instead live in Stockholm and work with a temporary work permit.

Sweden’s Migration Board (Migrationsverket) holds the adresses of all those applying for residency status in the country. SvD reports that the board has 187 Latin Americans living at four addresses in the Swedish capital.

At one of the addresses, a studio apartment, there are 50 people registered.

The newspaper writes that a fake c/o address can be bought for between 200 kronor ($25) and 600 kronor per month.

The newspaper reports that many of those selling the c/o addresses have also themselves once been in the same situation when arriving in Sweden.