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 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’ and on the Swedish Migration Agency website.
Swedish Migration Agency website 

 

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
If you are granted a residence permit for more than three months, you will be issued  a residence permit card.

If you need a visa to enter Sweden

If you need a visa to enter, which is the case for instance for citizens of Indonesia, you must arrange for the visa before your departure. Make an appointment through VFS Global telephone: +62 (0)213041 8707 to present your visa application at the Embassy.
Bring the passport that you used when applying for a residence permit.

You can find the address of the embassy under 'Contact' in the menu on the left.

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 here, we will contact you and you can collect it during office hours without making an appointment. You must bring your passport with you.

If you do not need a visa to enter Sweden
If you have been granted a residence permit and do not require a visa, you travel to Sweden and arrange for the card there. Contact the Swedish Migration Agency for photographing and fingerprinting.

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. The Swedish Migration Board gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner.

Read more under ‘Required documents’ and on the Swedish Migration Agency website.
Swedish Migration Agency website 

2. Pay the application fee

The payment should be made through the Embassy's account in the PT Bank ANZ Indonesia:

PT Bank ANZ Indonesia
ANZ Tower, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 33-A
Jakarta 10220 - Indonesia
Swift ID : ANZBIDJX
Account No. : 4033 6001 00012
Beneficiary : Embassy of Sweden

Attach the proof of payment to the application.
Note that the fee is for administrative costs and will not be returned in case of rejection.

Read more under 'Fees'.

3. Present the application at the embassy
Bring the completed application form with you, together with all the required documents and a receipt of payment for the fee.

You can present the application at the embassy after making an appointment, send your request by e-mail to:
ambassaden.jakarta-visum@gov.se 

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

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
If you are granted a permit for more than three months, you will receive a residence permit card. You arrange for the card in the same way as described above under ‘Applying online’.