The negative and restrictive attitude of the Swedish legislator towards child marriages celebrated abroad has been step-by step sharpened, most recently by an amendment reacting to the dramatic increase of asylum seekers in the second half of 2015 from countries where persons under the age of eighteen can enter into valid marriages. [---] The article examines critically the new rules and discusses the possibilities to reconcile the refusal to accept child marriages with the protection of legitimate interests of the spouses.