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.
20 June 2016
Since 1 May the Swedish Migration Agency has had a new migration liaison officer at the Swedish Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. The officer has been deployed through the Swedish Migration Agency's participation in an EU project focusing on return issues.
17 June 2016
After the amendment of the Swedish Citizenship Act in 2015 the number of applications for Swedish citizenship has increased. So far this year more than 27 000 applications for and notifications of Swedish citizenship have been received by the Swedish Migration Agency. This is about 7 000 more than in the same period last year.
9 May 2016
The international refugee crisis is not over, but it has become more difficult to get to Sweden. "Every day we see how people make their way from Turkey to Greece or across the sea to Italy, but they are not reaching Sweden just now," says Mikael Ribbenvik, Director of Operations at the Swedish Migration Agency. However, after the historically large number of asylum seekers in the autumn, both the Swedish Migration Agency and the rest of society still face major challenges.