Registration of the asylum application

Sweden

Country Report: Registration of the asylum application Last updated: 30/11/20

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The Migration Agency is the only authority responsible for registering an asylum application. Asylum applications can be made at designated offices of the Migration Agency in Stockholm (Sundbyberg and Märsta), Gävle, Boden, Norrköping, Gothenburg and Malmö. If a person seeks asylum at an airport or port, they are referred to the Migration Agency. A total number of 21,958 applications were lodged in Sweden in 2019, the vast majority of which in Stockholm (10,509), in Gothenburg (4,356) and in Malmö (4,033).

 

Applications lodged by location: 2019

Locations

Number of applicants

Arlanda

1,176

Boden

81

Borås

28

Flen

36

Gävle

4

Gothenburg

4,356

Halmstad

14

Jönköping

33

Karlstad

6

Kiruna

8

Kramfors

33

Kristianstad

41

Lindesberg

5

Malmö

4,033

Mariestad

21

Märsta

13

Norrköping

61

Skellefteå

30

Stockholm

10,509

Sundsvall

38

Umeå

43

Uppsala

34

Vänersborg

22

Västerås

24

Växjö

32

Åstorp

16

Örebro

50

Other

1,211

Total

21,958

Source: Migration Agency

 

There are no specific time limits laid down in law within which a claim must be made. In reality, however, if a late claim is made, the applicant must put forward reasons for the delay during the asylum interview, and risks having his or her credibility called into question for not having sought protection earlier.

There have been no reported problems for asylum seekers regarding the registration of their claim in practice.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – I Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation