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Each year, many people move to Sweden for various different reasons. The most common reason is that they have close family ties in the country, but there are several grounds on which people can be granted a residence permit in Sweden.

Different reasons for applying for a residence permit in Sweden

Each person who migrates has their own unique story. The Swedish Migration Agency has undertaken an initiative entitled MigTalks (2016-2017) where we have met the people behind the numbers and listened to their stories. You can read some of these on the following pages.

Meet some of the people behind the statistics