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.
29 March 2016
The Swedish Migration Agency is now changing its method of providing information about processing times. The function, Tid till beslut (Time to a decision) replaces the processing times previously shown on the external website of the Migration Agency. The new function gives applicants more exact responses about how long it will take the Migration Agency to complete the processing of their applications.
17 March 2016
The Swedish Migration Agency is in the process of setting up a young people's council for unaccompanied minors. The idea is to create a safe environment where different people can meet to discuss improvements from the perspective of young people. The first meeting was held on 15 March.
14 March 2016
Now it has been decided how Sweden will use this year’s 1,900 places for quota refugees. 700 have been reserved for people from Syria, 450 have been set aside for emergency needs and 750 places are being distributed between six different groups.