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Swedish Migration Agency

The security situation in Afghanistan

The security situation in Afghanistan

According to a new 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.

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The new law about upper secondary school

From 1 June some individuals aged 17–24 may be granted a residence permit in Sweden if they study at upper secondary school, ”gymnasiet”.

» Frequent questions and answers about the law
» For you who may be affected by the new law about upper secondary school

Follow the Swedish Migration Agency

The Swedish Migration Agency is on social media so that you can access information and news.

12 373 persons were granted residence permit in October

Family

Family is an important reason for moving to Sweden

In October, 5 319 persons were given a residence permit to move to a family member in Sweden.

» How to apply for a residence permit
» Statistics for residence permits granted 2017 (only in Swedish)PDF

Out mission

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)