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.
5 May 2017
The number of people seeking asylum in Sweden is essentially unchanged, compared to the assessment made in February. This is shown by the Swedish Migration Agency's latest forecast. – Our focus continues to be on making decisions in all types of cases. Many people who sought asylum in 2015 and 2016 have received a decision in their cases, and the goal is for all remaining people to receive a decision in their cases this year, says Mikael Ribbenvik, Acting Director-General at the Swedish Migration Agency.
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.