News

  • 10 July 2015

    Record number of unaccompanied minors arrived in Sweden in June

    In June, 1,447 unaccompanied minors came to Sweden to seek asylum. This is the highest ever figure recorded in a single month. So far this year the number of children has risen by 93 percent compared with the equivalent period the previous year. The total number of asylum seekers, on the other hand, has fallen slightly.

  • 13 April 2015

    Citizenship based on affinity with Sweden

    The Swedish Citizenship Act is amended as of 1 April 2015. Under the new Act, women and men have equal rights when it comes to transferring Swedish citizenship to their own children. The change in the law enables those persons who have previously lost their Swedish citizenship to apply to recover it.

  • 10 March 2015

    Swedish Migration Board changes its English name

    Migrationsverket , formerly the Swedish Migration Board, has changed its official English title to the Swedish Migration Agency.