Country of origin information, Lifos

When the Swedish Migration Agency's Case Officers and Decision Making Officers determine which applicants are to be granted a residence permit or citizenship, they base their decisions on the applicant's details and on their knowledge of the conditions in the applicant's country of origin.

Lifos is the Swedish Migration Agency's database for legal and country of origin informationexternal link, opens in new window.

Lifos contains information on the conditions in the countries the applicant comes from along with judicial rulings. Lifos also contains judgments from the Migration Court of Appeal, as well as international fora as the ECHR.

Lifos is primarily an important work tool for the Agency's own staff, and is designed to give Case Officers and Decision Making Officers, a good platform to take legally sound decisions within specified time-frames.

A large part of the material in Lifos is also available on the Internet to increase transparency and availability.

Last updated: 31 March 2015