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Infor­ma­tion regar­ding COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is a unique situation with consequences that affect our society, and the rest of the world, thus also the Swedish Migration Agency and our activities.

Impor­tant infor­ma­tion if you are plan­ning to visit the Swedish Migra­tion Agency

The Swedish Migration Agency have implemented several measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. We adapt our activities to the recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the government. In most counties we have a close dialogue with infection control physicians in order to be able to make appropriate adjustments and measures. For example, we have reduced the number of people who can visit our receptions simultaneously, we have put up plexiglass at the service desks and in our investigation rooms, and urge anyone who shows any symptoms of COVID-19 to stay at home.

The Swedish Migration Agency will for the time being refer to our digital channels instead of physical visits. This might lead to slightly longer waiting times for telephone and email contact. The conditions for making physical visits to us can be different depending on which office you are planning to visit. Therefore, it is important that you stay up to date on what applies at your local office before your visit.

Here is a list of the locations of the Swedish Migration Agency and what applies to each office.

We appreciate your understanding in the matter. Together, we can slow down the spreading of the infection!

Information in different languages for asylum seekers who travelled into Sweden after 6 February 2021

Infor­ma­tion from Swedish autho­ri­ties about COVID-19

1177 Vårdguiden is a service provided by Sweden’s healthcare regions. Information in several languages about the coronavirus and the disease COVID-19, and instructions on how to test for the virus in each regionexternal link, opens in new window

Information about vaccination against COVID-19 in Englishexternal link, opens in new window

Important information: Your healthcare region is responsible for vaccination. Everyone aged 18 or older will be offered vaccination. You do not have to pay for vaccination against COVID-19. Although recommended, it is up to you to decide whether to get the vaccine.

Public Health Agency of Sweden is an expert authority with responsibility for public health issues at a national level. Facts about COVID-19 and general guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Sweden in several languagesexternal link, opens in new window

The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s regulations and general guidelines relating to everyone’s responsibility to prevent COVID-19 infections ( link present emergency information from Swedish authorities. Information in several languages from about the disease COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and others from infectionexternal link, opens in new window give asylum seekers and people who have recently been granted a residence permit information about Sweden from the County Administrative Boards. Questions and answers in several languages at about how the coronavirus can affect your health and your life situationexternal link, opens in new window

Healthcare regions' national telephone line Call the healthcare regions' national telephone number 08-123 680 00 for answers to general questions about the coronavirus in several languagesexternal link, opens in new window

When we examine appli­ca­tions

All examinations of applications for residence permits are based on laws that the Swedish Migration Agency must comply with. These laws do not consider any extraordinary events. More information about how the pandemic affects the handling of cases can be found under Private individuals.

Ques­tions and answers regar­ding the coro­na­virus

Other ques­tions

The Swedish Migration Agency only works with voluntary return, and will continue to carry out the execution of deportations as far as possible. Travel restrictions and greatly reduced number of available journeys affect our work, however the agency has not stopped its work on returning.

If you request to have your application fee returned, this will be considered in accordance with the Fees Ordinance (STS 1992:191). An assessment is made in each case and depends on whether or not we have begun the handling of your case.

You can submit the application but need to add a valid travel document as soon as possible for the Migration Agency to make a decision. A possible decision from your home country that the passport should be valid longer than stated in the passport is not accepted by Sweden.

Last updated: 2021-02-12

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