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.
26 November 2015
As of 19 November, the Swedish Migration Agency is no longer able to offer shelter to all asylum seekers coming to Sweden. This means that from now on asylum seekers may have to arrange their own accommodation. Families with children will be given priority when places in accommodation are allocated to asylum seekers.
10 November 2015
The accommodation situation for asylum seekers is now acute, according to the Swedish Migration Agency. The supply of new places no longer meets demand, and the Agency needs help to arrange thousands more evacuation places in different municipalities. "The system is already overloaded and we now see an increasing number of asylum seekers on their way to Sweden," says Mikael Ribbenvik, Director of Operations at the Migration Agency.
9 November 2015
The government and the alliance parties reached an agreement on migration and integration policy on Friday 23 October. "The cross-party agreement that has been reached is a positive achievement. We at the Migration Agency will now study how it will affect us," says Director General of the Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson.