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.
16 August 2016
The temporary law, which makes it more difficult to get a residence permit in Sweden, entered into force on 20 July 2016. The law means that the Swedish regulations will be at the minimum level under EU law and international conventions for three years. "This will bring big changes for applicants and their family members. But starting to apply the new rules will also be a big changeover for us," says Fredrik Beijer, Director of Legal Affairs at the Swedish Migration Agency.
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
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.