Below are some of the frequently asked questions regarding residence permits for studies. For information about Schengen visas, please visit "Visit Sweden" from the menu on your left.
Question: How much money do I need to have to be able to get a residence permit to study in Sweden?
If you are going to Sweden to study you need to show that you can support yourself. The general rule to do that is to show that you have 450 SEK per day, but if you can show that you can support yourself e.g. pay for your rent, food, literature, with less that that will be accepted. It is also accepted to show that you have received a scholarship or a similar means of support (e.g. a student grant) and describing both the monthly sum and the period during which you will receive the money. Read more at http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Dhaka/Study-in-Sweden/Applying-for-a-residence-permit-to-study-in-Sweden/Required-documents/.
Question: How do I apply for a residence permit in another country than Sweden?
Since The Embassy only represents other countries in Schengen visa (a short stay visa) cases we would like to ask you to please contact the Embassy of the country you’d like a residence permit to. If they do not have an Embassy in Dhaka we would refer you to get in contact with their Embassy in New Delhi.
Question: I have received a residence permit, what’s happening now?
If you are granted a permit for more than three months, you will be issued with a residence permit card. You need to visit the Embassy to be photographed and fingerprinted for the card. To do so you need to make an appointment at the Embassy via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +8802 55668525 (Sundays to Thursdays 3pm - 4pm). We prefer if you make your appointment before you get your decision on your requested residence permit.
It can take up to four weeks for the residence permit card to be prepared and delivered to the Embassy. Once the card has arrived there you will be informed by the Embassy. When collecting your UT-card, you must bring your passport with you.
Question: I have received a residence permit, when do I get my UT-card?
The residence permit card is being produced in Sweden and will be sent it to the embassy. This will take between three - six weeks. The Embassy will contact you as soon as it arrives in Dhaka.
Question: The Migration Agency called me and said my UT-card is ready, when can I pick it up?
The Migration Agency will have to send the UT-card to Dhaka and this takes one-three weeks. The Embassy will contact you as soon as it arrives in Dhaka.
Question: Can I speed up the process of receiving my UT-card?
There is no possibility to speed up the process.
Question: How do I appeal my decision on residence permit?
The Embassy do not handle appeals of decisions about residence permits. The instructions on the last page of the decision are to be followed if you wish to make an appeal. Any further questions has to be taken up with the Migration Court in Sweden, see contact information on you decision.
Question: How do I get in contact with the Migration Court?
The Migration Court in Sweden will contact the applicants when they have taken a decision on your visa application appeal. The time frame is hard to predict for the Embassy, sometimes these appeals take several months but in most cases it only takes some weeks. The Embassy will not handle the decision and thereby any questions you may have are to be brought up with the Migration Court.
For contact information to the Migration Court in Sweden, please see the contact information on your decision.
Question: Can the Embassy help me to translate the decision from the Migration Court?
The Embassy has no possibility to offer translation services on decisions taken by the Swedish Migration Court. Their official language is Swedish and they always write their decisions in English. If you need a translation of that decision you need to hire a translator at your own cost. The summary of the decision is mentioned on the last paragraph/page on the decision. They also want you to return the first page signed by you and acknowledging when you have received their decision.