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Swedish Migration Agency

The security situation in Afghanistan

The security situation in Afghanistan

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.

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The Swedish refugee quota 2018

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.

» Sweden is the third largest recipient country
» Meet Kavira who came to Sweden as a quota refugee

Follow the Swedish Migration Agency

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

Quota refugees resettled to Sweden – areas of selection 2018

Wonnie from Canada

Sweden resettles 5,000 quota refugees

"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."

» Sweden is the third largest recipient country
» Meet Kavira who came to Sweden as a quota refugee

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)