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.


  • 9 September 2021

    The application period for residence status has been extended to 31 December 2021

    British citizens and their family members will be given an additional three months to apply for residence status. The Swedish Government has decided to keep the application period open until the end of the year.

  • 21 July 2021

    The Swedish Migration Agency is now starting to apply the new rules of the Aliens Act

    Temporary residence permits will be the norm, more people must be able to support themselves, and the law on upper secondary level studies is becoming its own separate law. These are the main differences now that the changes to the Aliens Act are entering into force. – The changes to the law are extensive and affect virtually all our applicants in different ways, depending on the type of residence permit you have and the length of the permit, says Director-General Mikael Ribbenvik.

  • 1 January 2021

    Brexit – the transition period has now ended

    The transition period that began when the withdrawal agreement came into force on 1 of February 2020 ended on 31 of December. This means that the rules for third-country nationals now apply to British citizens who want to move to Sweden.