Applying for a residence permit to move to a close relative in Sweden
If you want to move to Sweden to live with a close relative, you need a residence permit.
Other rules apply if you or the close relative in Sweden are citizens of an EU/EEA country (other than Sweden). A close relative may for instance be a husband or wife, a common law spouse or a child (a minor).
The quickest and easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online over the Internet. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Board and is given priority. The Board aims to reach a decision within four months.
Swedish Migration Agency website application
If you cannot or do not want to apply online, you can submit an application document in person to the Swedish embassy. You need to make an appointment.
Rules and required documents
Read about the rules, which documents are required and how to apply step by step in the menu on the left.