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.
5 October 2015
March 2011. Inspired by the Arab spring, some teenagers painted revolutionary slogans on the wall of a school in southern Syria. The regime arrested and tortured the boys. That sparked off the civil war in Syria which has killed 230,000 and forced 12 million people to flee so far.
2 September 2015
The number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum has increased dramatically in a short period of time. This puts pressure on the Swedish Migration Agency and Sweden's municipalities. "Asylum reception is a national concern. The stakeholders involved must therefore solve this together," says Director-General of the Swedish Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson, who is now initiating discussions.
18 August 2015
The number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Europe has risen sharply since mid-May. The Swedish Migration Agency currently estimates that 12,000 unaccompanied minors will be seeking asylum in Sweden this year. But the total number of asylum seekers will be lower than previously anticipated and the forecast has revised down to 74,000.