Swedish migration 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

Responsible minister

Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Migration

Responsible ministry

News about migration

  • Measures for more efficient returns

    The Government has presented a number of measures to ensure legally secure and more efficient returns of people whose asylum applications have been rejected.

  • Maintenance requirement for family member immigration

    The temporary act on restrictions to the possibility of being granted a residence permit in Sweden entered into force on 20 July. The act sets a maintenance requirement as a condition for being granted a residence permit in two instances; firstly, in connection with family member immigration and secondly, to allow issuing a permanent residence permit if the individual has an income from employment or business activities. The act does not specify how large an income is required. Instead, this is now specified in an ordinance.

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