How to apply

Most people applying for a residence permit to study at a university or college in Sweden can use the online application on the Swedish Migration Agency´s website.

If you are applying online, are granted a residence permit and do not need a visa to enter Sweden, you do not normally have to visit the embassy. Regardless of how you apply, your residence permit must have been granted before you leave for Sweden.

Applying online  

How to proceed (for applications on paper forms, see further down):

1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal data you need. The Swedish Migration Agency gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner.

Read more under ‘Required documents’.

2. Applying
Follow the Swedish Migration Agency’s instructions. You attach documents electronically and pay the application fee using a VISA card or a MasterCard. Family members use the same online application if they apply at the same time as you. The online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency for processing followed by a decision.

Online application on the Swedish Migration Agency website

3. Wait for the decision
When the Swedish Migration Agency has reached its decision, you will be informed of this by email. You get the actual decision by visiting the embassy. Bring your passport when collecting the decision.

4. Arrange for a residence permit card
In order to travel to Sweden you need to have a residence permit card. To arrange for the residence permit card you need to be photographed and fingerprinted for the card at the Embassy. To make an appointment to do so you contact the Embassy via e-mail at ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se or by phone at +8802 55668525 or +880 2 01777 763880 (Sundays to Thursdays 3pm - 4pm). We prefer if you make your appointment before you get your decision on your requested residence permit.

Applying on a paper form 

If you cannot or do not want to apply online, you can fill in a paper form that you submit in person to the embassy. How to proceed:

1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal data you need under ‘Required documents’ .

2. Appointment to submit the residence permit application at the Embassy
Book an appointment to hand in your application at the Embassy. To book an appointment, please contact us by e-mail at ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se. The Embassy schedules all appointments regarding residence permits for Mondays.

For inquiries, please contact us by e-mail at ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se or over phone to +880 2 55 66 8525 (Sundays to Thursdays 3pm - 4pm).

The embassy sends your documents to the Migration Agency in Sweden.

3. Registration of your application at the Embassy and pay the application fee

After getting an appointment from the Embassy, you need to deposit the appropriate application fees by visiting the Standard Chartered Bank (North Gulshan Branch) and then visit the Migration Section of the Embassy at the given appointment date.

 

Bring the completed application form with you, together with all the required documents and a receipt of payment at the Standard Chartered Bank.

 

Read more under ‘Fees’ .

4. Wait for the decision
The Swedish Migration Agency informs the Embassy of its decision. The Embassy then contacts you. Bring your passport when collecting the decision.

5. Arrange for a residence permit card
In order to travel to Sweden you need to have a residence permit card. To arrange for a residence card you need to be photographed and fingerprinted at the Embassy. To make an appointment to do so you contact the Embassy via e-mail at ambassaden.dhaka-visum@gov.se 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.

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