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Swedish Migration Agency

Applying for asylum

You can apply for asylum in Sweden if you are a victim of persecution or at risk of persecution or inhumane treatment in your home country.

On these pages you can read about the process of applying for asylum in Sweden, the criteria for being granted asylum and how each application is reviewed.  

You need to be in Sweden or at the Swedish border to apply for asylum in this country.

The only exception is for quota refugees who can apply for asylum via UNHCR in another country.

Read more about the resettlement programme

Last updated: 2017-06-26

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