About the Swedish 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.


  • 24 May 2022

    New rules for work permits starting 1 June

    On 1 June, new rules for labour immigration will come into effect. The new rules include the introduction of a requirement for an employment contract and the obligation of employers to report any deterioration of the terms of employment. The purpose of the changes now being introduced is to counteract the exploitation of workers and to attract and retain international competence.

  • 4 April 2022

    Reduced need for temporary housing for protection-seekers from Ukraine

    There is currently sufficient temporary housing to cover the immediate needs of people seeking protection in Sweden. At the same time, work on the procurement of more long-term accommodation is continuing. ”I am full of praise for all those who have responded quickly and helped to organise housing,” says Magnus Önnestig, Director at the Swedish Migration Agency.

  • 4 April 2022

    Good results after campaign to combat organised crime

    As a result of a campaign to combat organised crime, in 2021, the Swedish Migration Agency took more decisions to reject and withdraw residence permits. A report that has just been submitted to the government shows that the joint actions taken last year have also led to good results for other Swedish authorities as well.