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.
10 July 2015
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
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
Migrationsverket , formerly the Swedish Migration Board, has changed its official English title to the Swedish Migration Agency.