Over 67,000 People Receive Residency

According to a report from the Swedish Migration Board over 67,000 people received residency permits last year.

A total of over 187,000 cases were handled, which was a rise of eight percent from the year before.

A spokesperson from the Migration Board said that this was partly due to increased resources from the government and also that the Board had developed their working methods.

When it comes to the time it takes the Board to handle a case – it was less successful. The government would like a six-month handling time, last year the Board to an average of seven months.

The number of asylum seekers to Sweden has also risen with over 32,000 applications in 2007, a doubling of the year before.

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