Sweden - Migration

In the period 1865–1930, nearly 1,400,000 Swedes, or about one-fifth of the country's population, emigrated; over 80% went to the United States, and about 15% to other Nordic countries. The exodus ended by the 1930s, when resource development in Sweden started to keep pace with the population growth. In the 1960s there was a flood of immigration—especially by Finns— that increased the number of aliens in Sweden from 190,621 to 411,280. The number remained steady in the 1970s but increased, though at a slower rate, in the 1980s.

During 1998, 12,800 asylum applications were filed in Sweden. Main countries of origin included Iraq (3,843) and the former Yugoslavia (3,446). The recognition rate is low, but some 40% are usually given residence permits. As of 12 August 1999, 3,729 people had been evacuated from Macedonia to Sweden under the UNHCR/IOM Humanitarian Evacuation Programme. Evacuees, as well as Kosovars who had already sought asylum but whose cases were still pending, were granted temporary protection for an 11-month period, renewable for a maximum of four years. The net migration rate in 1999 was 1.68 migrants per 1,000 population.

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Apr 19, 2007 @ 5:05 am
Dear sir,

I am much pleased to read upper mentioned comments about permanent immigration in sweden and approval with quantity. I will also be pleased to write your house for permanent immigration on humanity bases.

My name is ISHTIAQ BUTT, I am 45 years.I am working in pakistan as a export assistant in a firm with 25 years experience, I want to shift permanently to sweden with my wife40 and two sons aged 16 years and 14 years. As I am in search of secure life for my children, Would you please lead us through in this regard through genuine process/documentation,

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Ishtiaq Butt.
Istiak Ahamed
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Nov 10, 2007 @ 6:06 am
I would be very grateful if i get some information about how to get migration in Sweden. I am university graduated and i have some experiences on teaching. May i have the necessary information and the process.

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Aug 12, 2012 @ 11:11 am
hello .my name is kamran ayub .i am live in isamabad i do the own retailand whole sale groceassary shop.my age 34 ia have 4 baby girls and wife . i want to move the swedan or danmark for permanant immigration with whole family. so i want howmuch money requirment in that country .also my two sister lived that country with there passport

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