Welcome to the Swedish Migra­tion Agency

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New guidance for how we assess matters concerning Afghanistan

The Swedish Migration Agency has produced new legal guidance on the security situation in Afghanistan. The guidance is used when the agency investigates whether a person is in need of protection. We have gathered current information about what this means for you:

Read more on the page about the situation in Afghanistan

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Deadline to apply for residence status: 31 December 2021

If you are a British citizen or a family member of a British citizen, we wish to remind you to submit your application for residence status in good time. The deadline for applications is 31 December.

Information about residence status and application

Granted resi­dence permits in November

Behind every number is a human being

People move to Sweden for various different reasons. It might be to study or to work, to visit relatives and friends or because they have met a partner they want to share their life with. No matter the reason, each migrant’s journey is unique.

Our mission

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.

» The Swedish Migration Agency's mission

Working at the Swedish Migra­tion Agency

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.

» Job vacancies (only in Swedish)