Migration and asylum

Sweden's migration policy comprises refugee and immigration policy, return policy, support for repatriation and the link between migration and development. It also includes global cooperation on these issues. This area also covers issues related 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 November 2018. The decision was taken in accordance with EU legislation and the Government's assessment that there is still a threat to public order and domestic security.

  • Sweden's migration and asylum policy

    The Government's objective is to ensure a sustainable migration policy that safeguards the right of asylum and, within the framework of managed immigration, facilitates mobility across borders, promotes demand-driven labour migration, harnesses and takes account of the development impact of migration, and deepens European and international cooperation. This fact sheet outlines the Government's current work in this area.

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