Migration and asylum

Swedish migration and asylum policy covers refugee and immigration policy, returns, support for repatriation and the connection between migration and development. It also includes cooperation at international level on these issues and matters relating to Swedish citizenship.

Responsible for migration and asylum

Responsible minister

Portrait of Heléne Fritzon
Heléne Fritzon Minister for Migration and Deputy Minister for Justice

Responsible ministry

News about migration and asylum

  • Internal border controls prolonged

    The Government has decided to prolong internal border controls for an additional six months, up to and including 11 May 2018.

  • Enhanced controls of travel documents

    The Government has decided on a government bill on controls of biometric identifiers in travel documents. The bill contains proposals that would require foreign citizens, in the same way as Swedish citizens, to allow their fingerprints and a photograph to be taken on arrival and departure to control their identity and travel documents.

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