Information regarding the coronavirus
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.
We appreciate your understanding in the matter. Together, we can slow down the spreading of the infection!
- Contact us primarily by email, telephone or through our e-services. You can also send applications and documents to us.
- Our opening hours for telephone contacts have changed. Check the hours here on our website before calling us.
- The opening hours for our offices have changed. Check the hours here on our website before visiting us.
- A maximum of 50 persons at a time may visit our Service Centres and all play areas for children are closed.
- Visits to the detention centres are limited for the time being due to the spread of infection in society.
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 region
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 languages
Krisinformation.se present emergency information from Swedish authorities. Information in several languages from Krisinformation.se about the disease COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and others from infection
Informationsverige.se 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 Informationsverige.se about how the coronavirus can affect your health and your life situation
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 languages
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
Moving to someone in Sweden
EU citizens and long-term residents moving to Sweden
Protection and asylum in Sweden
Temporary entry ban
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.