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Swedish Migration Agency

Phasing out of temporary accommodation for asylum seekers

Unaccompanied minors and age assessment

Many authorities are involved when the person applying for asylum in Sweden is an unaccompanied minor.

» Information about unaccompanied children and age assessments (only in Swedish)

Nya lagar

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.

Major universities or university colleges that admitted the largest number or foreign students in 2016

Source: Swedish Migration Agency and Swedish Council for Higher Education
Kärlek är det vanligaste skälet till migration

Studying in Sweden

It is time to apply for studies if you want to study in Sweden in the autumn. In order to study in Sweden, you must have a residence permit.

» How to apply for a residence permit for studies at a university or university college
» 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)