Welcome to the Swedish Migra­tion Agency

Information regarding the situation in Afghanistan

The security situation in Afghanistan has changed in a short time. The Swedish Migration Agency has therefore halted all refusal of entries and deportations for people from Afghanistan. The agency has also halted all deportation decisions in Afghan asylum cases. We have gathered current information about what this means for you:

» Read more on the page about the situation in Afghanistan

Changes to the Swedish Aliens Act in 2021

Swedish migration legislation changed on 20 July 2021. New rules have been introduced in the Swedish Aliens Act, and many people who have applied for a residence permit will be affected by the new rules.

» Read more about the changes to the Swedish Aliens Act

Granted resi­dence permits in August

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)