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

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

Responsible ministry

News about migration and asylum

  • 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.

  • Age assessment earlier in asylum process

    The Government has submitted a bill to the Riksdag proposing amendments to the Aliens Act that require the Swedish Migration Agency to assess a person’s age earlier in the asylum process than is the case today.

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