How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency and is given priority. If you cannot or do not want to apply over the Internet, you can fill in a paper form that you submit in person to the embassy.

The description below applies to you if you are the citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and wish to move to live with a family member who is also a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA or is a Swedish citizen.

Applying online

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

1. Prepare your documentation
Check which documents and personal data you require. 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 for applying online over the Internet. You attach documents electronically and pay the application fee using a VISA card or a MasterCard.
Swedish Migration Agency web application 

3. Your family member must answer questions
Your family member has to fill in a questionnaire. Once you have sent in your application, he or she will automatically receive an email with instructions. The family member must reply to the questions within two weeks.

4. Visit the embassy/consulate
Wait for the email you receive asking you to make an appointment at the embassy. Only then will the Swedish Migration Agency have gone through both your application and your family member’s replies and have transferred your case to the embassy.

You may schedule an appointment by sending an e-mail to the Embassy:
ambassaden.jakarta-visum@gov.se

At the embassy, you have to prove your identity by showing your passport, and you will be interviewed. Children applying for a residence permit are also interviewed. 

Bring along the originals of the documents you attached to your online application. The Swedish Migration Agency may also have asked you by e-mail, to bring additional documents with you. You may need to be photographed and fingerprinted for the residence permit card you will receive if you are granted a residence permit. This also applies to children.

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

After the interview, your case is transferred back to the Migration Agency in Sweden. If you have neither attended the interview nor made contact with the embassy, your case is nevertheless sent to the Swedish Migration Agency, and your application may be rejected.

5. Wait for the decision
When the Swedish Migration Agency has reached its decision, you will be informed of this by email. The actual decision will be sent to your family member in Sweden, if you have authorised him or her to represent you.

6. Wait for the residence permit card
If you are granted a residence permit, you will be issued with a residence permit card.

It can take up to four weeks for the residence permit card to be made and delivered to the embassy. Once the card has arrived here, you will be notified. You must bring your passport with you.

If you need a visa to enter Sweden
If you need a visa to enter Sweden, 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.

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 to have your photograph and fingerprints taken.


Applying on a paper form

How to proceed:

 1. Prepare your 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.

2. Pay the application fee

The payment of the Schengen visa fee should be made in advance 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

The visa fee in Indonesian rupiah (IDR) is not a fixed amount, since the amount in IDR is affected by the exchange rates. Please double check the current rate under 'Fees' in the menu at the left prior to making the payment.

3. Present your 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. Visit the embassy
At the embassy, you will be interviewed. Children applying for a residence permit are also interviewed.

You may be photographed and fingerprinted for the residence permit card you will receive if you are granted a residence permit. This also applies to children.

After the interview, your case is sent back to the Migration Agency in Sweden. If you have neither attended the interview nor made contact with the embassy, your case is nevertheless sent to the Swedish Migration Agency, and your application may be rejected.

5. Wait for the decision
The Swedish Migration Agency’s decision will be sent to your family member in Sweden, if you have authorised him or her to represent you. Otherwise you will be informed of the decision by the embassy, which will contact you by calling the telephone number you provided when applying for a residence permit.

6. Wait for the residence permit card
If you are granted a residence permit, you will be issued with a residence permit card. You arrange for the card in the same way as described above under ‘Applying online’.