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 either, 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 Consulate.

If you apply on a paper form, you have to bring all the required documents to the Consulate, together with the completed application form.

All documents must be originals. Kindly bring copies of all documents. 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 relevant pages (personal information page, stamps and visas).
  • 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
  • Proof of national registration, a rental contract or proof of sale for your joint residence, or other document that shows you have lived together (applies to persons who have lived in a country other than Sweden).
  • If previously divorced, the original divorce document and official translation to English or Swedish.

Unmarried couples

If you are not married, you need:
  • The documents required by all applicants:
  • 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 lived together (applies to persons who have lived in a country other than Sweden)
  • If previously divorced, the original divorce document and official translation to English or Swedish.

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. 163011, 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.