How to apply for asylum

An application for asylum can be submitted in the territory of Sweden. If you are arriving in Sweden by a port of entry (an airport, land border crossing check point or seaport), tell the border police that you want to apply for asylum. The border police will ask you some questions and will refer you to the Swedish Migration Agency where you can hand in your application.

If you are already in Sweden and would like to apply for asylum, you should approach the Swedish Migration Agency at their offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. On the website of the Swedish Migration Agency you can find more information on the addresses and opening hours of these offices (select “Apply for asylum” in the filter menu). You do not need to make an appointment to apply for asylum.

You can also find more information about how to apply for asylum in Sweden on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency, available in Amharic, ArabicDariFarsi, FrenchEnglish, Kurmanji, Pashto, Russian, Somali, Sorani, SpanishSwedishTigrinya, and Turkish.

The Swedish authorities manage all matters concerning the asylum procedure according to the national rules and regulations and with trained and competent national officials specialized in asylum matters.

UNHCR is not involved in the processing of asylum applications in Sweden.

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