• 20 July 2016

    20 July 2016: New law that affects asylum seekers and their families

    The Swedish Parliament has adopted a new law which limits asylum seekers' possibilities of being granted residence permits and being reunited with their families. The new law entered into force on 20 July 2016, but it will also affect those who applied for asylum before 20 July. The new law is temporary and will apply for three years.

  • 17 May 2016

    New rules that affect your right to financial support from the Swedish Migration Agency

    The Swedish Parliament has adopted amendments to the law that gives asylum seekers the right to accommodation and financial support during their waiting time. The amendments enter into force on 1 June 2016 and affect anyone who has had their asylum application refused.

  • 19 April 2016

    Legislative changes that will affect asylum seekers

    Sweden's Government has proposed two legislative changes which may take effect in the summer of 2016. One of the proposals is that those who have applied for asylum and received a deportation order shall no longer have the right to accommodation or a daily allowance from the Migration Agency. The other proposal involves limiting the asylum seekers' possibility to obtain a residence permit and to be reunited with their families.

  • 15 March 2016

    Swedish Migration Agency suspends all “Dublin Regulation” transfers to Hungary until further notice

    In autumn 2015 the Swedish Migration Agency received several reports criticising Hungary’s asylum system. The Swedish Migration Court has therefore decided to suspend the transfer of all asylum seekers to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation.

  • 1 March 2016

    Waiting for an asylum investigation

    During October-November of 2015 some asylum seekers were handed a pamphlet upon registration of their application. In which it said that The Swedish Migration Agency will contact you on the 1st of March at the latest with new information on the status of your application.

  • 18 February 2016

    Increased security at accommodations

    The Swedish Migration Agency has increased security at accommodations in the Stockholm area after 14 people were arrested on suspicion of plotting an attack on accommodation for asylum seekers in Nynäshamn.

  • 5 February 2016

    Great need for housing, despite fewer applicants

    The Swedish Migration Agency is now able to offer all asylum seekers a place to stay, yet the need for housing remains high.

  • 4 January 2016

    Stricter ID requirements for travel to Sweden

    From 4 January 2016, anyone travelling to Sweden by train, bus or ferry must be prepared to show some form of identification.