About the Migration Board

In Sweden, the Migration Board 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.

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  • 19 September 2014

    Number of international students increasing

    After tuition fees for international students were introduced in 2011, the number of applicants plummeted from nearly 15,000 to about 7,200 applicants in 2012. Now the trend is reversing and more colleges and universities are seeing an increase of students from non-EU countries. Jönköping and Lund Universities are two of them.

  • 2 September 2014

    Municipal places for unaccompanied minors need to be doubled

    The Swedish Migration Board is reporting that more municipal places are needed to house accompanied minors this year. 3,200 places are needed this year and in 2015, which is double the number of places currently catered for.

  • 25 July 2014

    The Swedish Migration Board raises the asylum prognosis to 80,000

    The Migration Board raises its prognosis of the number of asylum seekers to 80,000 this year. The development creates the need for more housing allocations in the municipalities.