News

  • 1 July 2016

    The Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) has decided to temporarily restrict the possibility of being granted a residence permit in Sweden

    On 21 June, the Riksdag decided to temporarily restrict the possibility of being granted a residence permit in Sweden. The new law, which enters into force on 20 July, means that a person who is in need of protection will be granted a temporary residence permit. It will also mean maintenance and housing requirements for more people than previously.

  • 20 June 2016

    New migration liaison officer in Morocco

    Since 1 May the Swedish Migration Agency has had a new migration liaison officer at the Swedish Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. The officer has been deployed through the Swedish Migration Agency's participation in an EU project focusing on return issues.

  • 17 June 2016

    More and more people want to be Swedish citizens

    After the amendment of the Swedish Citizenship Act in 2015 the number of applications for Swedish citizenship has increased. So far this year more than 27 000 applications for and notifications of Swedish citizenship have been received by the Swedish Migration Agency. This is about 7 000 more than in the same period last year.