Required documents

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and wish to move to a family member in Sweden who is not a citizen of the EU/EEA, you need the documents below.

If you apply online, you attach the documents electronically. However, you have to present the originals of the documents when you visit the embassy.

If you apply on paper form, you have to bring all the documents to the embassy, together with the completed application form described below.

Document requirements

All documents must be original. Documents issued by the authorities in your country of origin must be translated into Swedish or English by an authorised translator.

Documents required by all applicants

 You need:

  • A valid passport and copies of the following pages:
    – passport number
    – personal data
    – extension of validity period
    – entry and exit stamps
  • Copy of ID card (translation not required)
  • If you have changed your first name and/or family name, you must also provide a document certifying the change.
  • If you are not applying online, you need the form Application for residence permit to settle in Sweden, form no. 161011, and the form Family details, no. 239011. See heading below for information about children.

Married couples

If you are married, you need the following:

  • The documents required by all applicants (see above)
  • Wedding certificate or marriage certificate
  • A document showing that the marriage has been registered in your country of origin (equivalent to a civic registration certificate in Sweden), where possible
  • If you have lived together in a country other than Sweden you have to show this by submitting proof of national registration, a rental contract, proof of sale for your joint residence, or other documents that shows you have cohabitated as a couple.

Additional

Philippine citizen, who is married, beyond of the documents required by all applicants (see above), needs the following:

*Needed if marriage was held in the Philippines:

  • Original Birth Certificate from National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original Certificate of Advisory on Marriages (form #5) from NSO
  • Original Marriage Certificate from NSO

* Needed if the marriage was held in Sweden:

  • Original Certificate of No Record of Marriage (CENOMAR)
  • Original Vigselbevis/ Marriage Certificate
  • Original Report of Marriage from the Philippine Embassy in Sweden

*Needed if the applicant was married and had an annulment:

  • Original Marriage Certificate with the remarks of the annulment decision

*A Philippine citizen who is a widow/widower needs the following:

  • Original Birth Certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original Certificate of Advisory on Marriages (NSO)
  • Original Marriage Certificate (NSO)
  • Original Death Certificate of the spouse (NSO)

Unmarried couples

If you are not married, you need:

  • The documents required by all applicants (see above)
  • Proof of national identity or other document showing that you are not married
  • Proof of national registration, a rental contract or proof of sale for your joint residence, or other document that shows you have cohabitated (applies to persons who have lived together in a country other than Sweden).

A Philippine citizen, beyond the documents, required by all applicants ( see above), needs to present: 

  • Original Birth Certificate from National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • Original Certificate of No Record of Marriage (CENOMAR) from NSO.

Children under age

If you have children under 18 accompanying you to Sweden you can apply for a residence permit for them in your online application.

Children under age need:

  • The documents required by all applicants (see above).
  • If you are not applying online or if the child is applying alone, form no. 162011, Application for a residence permit for a child under the age of 18 to settle in Sweden, and form no. 239011, Family details.
  • Birth or kinship certificate.
  • Written consent of the child’s custodian. If there is only one custodian, a document showing that this is the case must be attached to the application.

For a child who is the Philippine citizen, beyond the documents required above, is needed:

  • Original Travel Clearance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) if the minor is travelling alone (without one or both parents) or with another companion/guardian.
  • Original Affidavit of Parental Consent notarized/legalized by a notary, from the parent in the Philippines allowing the minor to live permanently in Sweden. (if parents are separated or not married). 
  • Original Affidavit of Guardianship legalized by a notary executed by the parent(s) appointing the guardian in the Philippines.

Other close relatives

If you wish to move to another close relative in Sweden other than husband/wife/common law spouse, a minor or the parent of a minor, you need the following.

  • The documents required by all applicants (see above)
  • A document certifying that you and your relative are dependent on each other and have difficulty living apart, e.g. for social, emotional or financial reasons
  • A document showing how you are related
  • A document showing that you lived together immediately before the relative moved to Sweden.