According to a judicial position taken by the Swedish Migration Agency, the security situation in Afghanistan is still considered serious. However, the conflict has not reached a level that would entitle all people from Afghanistan to receive a residence permit in Sweden.
The Swedish refugee quota has increased from 1,900 to 5,000 places since 2016. This year too, the focus of the quota is on refugees from Syria.
The Swedish Migration Agency is on social media so that you can access information and news.
"The day my family and I found out that we would get to go to Sweden, we were so happy that we just started screaming."
The Swedish Migration Agency's mission includes considering applications from people who want to live in Sweden, visit the country, seek protection from persecution or be granted Swedish citizenship.
The Swedish Migration Agency is commissioned by parliament and government, who set the Swedish asylum and migration policy. We are thus commissioned by the Swedish people, through the politicians who make decisions on migration policy.
There is a wide and varied range of work at the Swedish Migration Agency. It requires staff with various educational backgrounds, for example law, legal science and social science.