The Swedish Migra­tion Agency tempo­ra­rily halts depor­ta­tions to Ukraine

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided to not carry out deportations to the country. The Agency will also not make decisions on asylum cases that concern applicants from Ukraine.

Following Russia's invasion and the escalated military conflict in Ukraine, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided to suspend enforcement to the country. This means that the Swedish Migration Agency will not enforce rejection or deportation orders for the time being. The Agency will also pause the decision making on cases that concern asylum seekers from Ukraine.

"At the moment, fighting is ongoing in several parts of Ukraine and there is a high risk of civilians being affected by violence from the conflict. It is difficult to get a clear picture of how the situation in Ukraine will develop both in the short and long term. We need to gather more information before a new assessment of the security situation and the need for protection can be made," says Anna Lindblad, Deputy Director of Legal Affairs at the Swedish Migration Agency.

The suspension of enforcement and the suspension of decisions regarding Ukraine apply as of 24 February until further notice. The Swedish Migration Agency will continue to carefully monitor and analyse the ongoing conflict and situation in the country.

Judicial position regarding asylum cases and enforcement to Ukraine (in Swedish) External link, opens in new window.

Read more about what enforcement suspensions mean

Facts: The Swedish Migration Agency’s asylum and returnee cases concerning Ukraine

  • Open asylum cases under basic review: 193
  • Open cases in court (not just asylum): 74
  • Active returnee cases: 122