About the Migration Agency
In Sweden, the Migration Agency is the authority that considers applications from people who want to take up permanent residence in Sweden, come for a visit, seek protection from persecution or become Swedish citizens.
30 September 2016
The Swedish Government is proposing that Sweden gradually increase its refugee quota to 5,000 people from the current quota of just below 2,000. For the Migration Agency, which is the Swedish authority responsible for the refugee quota being reached, this will entail an increasing number of more extensive selection missions.
28 September 2016
After almost five years serving as Director-General of the Swedish Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson has decided to step down. He will assume the position of Secretary General of the Swedish Red Cross on 1 December 2016.
23 September 2016
This autumn the Swedish Migration Agency will place new return liaison officers in Amman, Kabul, Nairobi and Tbilisi. The purpose of these placings is to improve efficiency in the process of returning people to the regions concerned.