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.
9 May 2016
The international refugee crisis is not over, but it has become more difficult to get to Sweden. "Every day we see how people make their way from Turkey to Greece or across the sea to Italy, but they are not reaching Sweden just now," says Mikael Ribbenvik, Director of Operations at the Swedish Migration Agency. However, after the historically large number of asylum seekers in the autumn, both the Swedish Migration Agency and the rest of society still face major challenges.
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.