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.
12 January 2016
Never before have Sweden received such a large number of asylum seekers in one year –163,000. That is almost double the amount that came in 1992 during the Balkan crisis. “It has been a very difficult autumn where our ability to handle the task has been tested to the absolute limit. We managed it thanks to magnificent efforts by our co-workers”, says the Swedish Migration Agency's Director-General Anders Danielsson.
9 November 2015
The government and the alliance parties reached an agreement on migration and integration policy on Friday 23 October. "The cross-party agreement that has been reached is a positive achievement. We at the Migration Agency will now study how it will affect us," says Director General of the Migration Agency, Anders Danielsson.
5 November 2015
The recent surge in the number of people seeking asylum in Europe is historic. Since the end of July, thousands of people arrive in the EU every day, through Turkey to Greece and then through the western Balkans. This situation puts unprecedented and huge demands on both EU cooperation and on Sweden's ability to accept all the people who seek asylum here.