Cooperation with others

The work with migration matters involves a line of actors in Sweden.

National cooperation

The Migration Agency is not only a link in the migration chain – our mission is also to keep that chain intact. The Swedish authorities that in various ways are concerned with the migration work are primarily:

  • the Swedish embassies and consulates abroad, which receive applications for visas, work and residence permits
  • the Police, which has the responsibility for border control and for ensuring that some of those who have not been permitted to stay leave the country
  • the Migration Courts and the Migration Courts of Appeal, where the decisions of the Swedish Migration Agency can be appealed
  • the county administrative boards, which consult with the municipalities in each county, with regard to introduction spots for asylum-seekers who have been granted residence permits
  • the municipalities, which receive asylum-seekers with residence permits and which are responsible for the reception of both asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors and minors with residence permits
  • the county councils, in regard to healthcare for asylum-seekers
  • volunteer organisations and aid agencies, which can provide support for asylum-seekers
  • the Ombudsman for Children, the county administrative boards, the National Board of Health and Welfare, and Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), which all cooperate in the reception of unaccompanied minors.

Last updated: 2015-03-31

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