Welcome to the Swedish Migration Agency
Extension for people from Ukraine
The application for an extended residence permit under the Temporary Protection Directive is now closed. If you did not apply for an extended residence permit but wish to remain in Sweden, you must reapply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive.
Apply for protection under the Temporary Protection Directive
Stricter passport checks
From 1 November, new rules apply for how passports are checked when someone applies for a residence permit. The new rules mean that the passport must be shown in person.
2022-12-07Being a woman from Afghanistan is enough to get protection
2022-05-24New rules for work permits starting 1 June
2022-04-04Reduced need for temporary housing for protection-seekers from Ukraine
2022-04-04Good results after campaign to combat organised crime
2022-03-15A very strained housing situation
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.
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.