Sweden’s new migration policy

Sweden’s migration policy is undergoing a paradigm shift. The Government is intensifying its efforts to reduce, in full compliance with Sweden’s international commitments, the number of migrants coming irregularly to Sweden. Labour immigration fraud and abuses must be stopped and the ‘shadow society’ combated. Sweden will continue to have dignified reception standards, and those who have no grounds for protection or other legal right to stay in Sweden must be expelled.

Responsible ministers
Maria Malmer Stenergard
Responsible ministries
Ministry of Justice

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Migration and integration

When the Government took office, goals were set for the migration and integration collaboration project. The aim of the project is to develop a reform agenda with concrete policy proposals that solve Sweden’s most important societal problems in the area of migration and integration policy.

Focus areas of Sweden's new migration policy

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Stricter asylum legislation

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Combating the ‘shadow society’

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Increased number of returns and initiatives for repatriation

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Stricter conditions for low-skilled labour immigration and improved conditions for highly skilled labour

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Increased measure for revoking residence permits

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Stricter conditions for family member immigration

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Integration requirements

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