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.
1 July 2016
The Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) has decided to temporarily restrict the possibility of being granted a residence permit in Sweden
On 21 June, the Riksdag decided to temporarily restrict the possibility of being granted a residence permit in Sweden. The new law, which enters into force on 20 July, means that a person who is in need of protection will be granted a temporary residence permit. It will also mean maintenance and housing requirements for more people than previously.
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.