Arriving in Sweden
Last updated: 11/4-2023
When you arrive in Sweden you have to apply for asylum straight away.
If you meet the border police when you arrive in Sweden
If you meet the border police when you enter Sweden you have to tell them that you want to apply for asylum. There are border police at passport control at international airports, for example, and at ferry terminals and where trains and buses cross the Swedish border. The border police will ask you some questions. Then they will refer you to the Migration Agency, where your application will be received.
If you don't meet the border police when you arrive in Sweden
If you are already in Sweden you have to contact the Migration Agency yourself. You have to go to one of the Migration Agency's application units.
The Migration Agency's application units are in Göteborg, Malmö and Stockholm. Children who arrive in Sweden without their parents can also apply for asylum in Boden, Norrköping, Sundsvall, Umeå, Uppsala and Örebro.