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.
7 April 2017
The National Board of Forensic Medicine is expected to send the first opinion of an asylum seeker's age to the Swedish Migration Agency within a month. – This means that we will soon be able to make the first decision in which the National Board of Forensic Medicine’s age assessment is included as part of the evidence, says Daniel Salehi, the Swedish Migration Agency’s process manager for age assessments.
14 March 2017
In mid-June, Sweden will start receiving resettled asylum seekers from Greece and Italy. During the period of June 16 to September 26, 3,766 people are to be transferred here. – Sweden will make an important difference for the people who find themselves in a difficult humanitarian situation in Greece and Italy. These countries also need relief, says Oskar Ekblad, Head of Section at the Swedish Migration Agency.
6 March 2017
Not since the Balkan wars in the 1990's has the Swedish refugee quota been comprised of as many places as this year – 3,400. About half of them are earmarked for people displaced by the war in Syria. Also in East Africa, the Horn of Africa, and Southwest Asia, large groups will be selected.