You pay a fee for your residence permit application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.


Starting from 20 January 2017 the consular fee is changed:

Fee for residence permits for studies

Adults: 6600 roubles (SEK 1000)
Children under 18: 3300 roubles (SEK 500)

Fee for family members

Adults: 6600 roubles (SEK 1000)
Children under 18: 3300 roubles (SEK 500)


If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card.

If you are applying on a paper form, you must pay the fee in cash, in RUR, at the time of submission.


Some people are not required to pay for their applications, including the following:

  • Students on scholarships from Sida or another Swedish organisation or international organisation, such as the EU or UNICEF

More about fees and exemptions on the Swedish Migration Agency website

Study fees

You may also be required to pay a fee for your studies. This is decided by each respective university or university college. Contact the school concerned for information.

This page was updated on 18 January 2017.