If you want to move to Sweden to live with a close relative, you need a residence permit. You can find answers to the most common questions in the document on the right.
Other rules apply if you, or your 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 or a child (a minor).
As of 20 July 2016, a temporary act will limit the possibility for close relatives of persons in need of protection with temporary residence permits to immigrate to Sweden. More detailed information about these regulations is available on the Swedish Migration Agency website.
Read more about the law limiting the possibilities of being granted a residence permit in Sweden
Swedish Migration Agency's website.
The easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency. If you are unable to apply online, please ask your family members in Sweden to fill out the electronic application form, attach copies of documents and pay any application fee.
Swedish Migration Agency online application
If you are still unable or do not want to apply online, you can submit an application at the Swedish Embassy. You need to book an appointment first by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the status of your application
You can check the status of your application on the Swedish Migration Agency website. You can check the following: student permit, work permit, residence permit, residence card, passport, Swedish citizenship and asylum applications.
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.
UPDATED WARNING: AVOID PEOPLE SELLING SERVICES FOR FAMILY REUNIFICATION
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has been informed that there might be individuals falsely representing the Swedish Migration Agency or the Embassy in certain countries. These individuals are claiming that it is possible e.g. through payment, to obtain an earlier appointment for an interview at the Embassy or that the applicants needs to pay an additional fee for booking an interview at a specific Embassy - sometimes even using official letterheads and pretending to be officials. Please note that the Swedish Embassies and Consulates General have nothing to do with any individuals who offer services for payment. All appointments for interviews for family reunification are made through the Embassies and are free of charge. Please see Swedish Migration Agency webpage for more information.
Please contact the Embassy if you have any information that people are falsely representing Swedish authorities or if you suspect that somebody is trying to sell you services for additional charges (email@example.com).
Digniin: Iska ilaali dadka iibiyya adeegga reeraha laisku qaado
Wasaaradda Arrimaha Dibadda ee Swidish-ka ayaa lagu wargeliyay in ay jiri karayaan shaqsiyaad ku been abuurta in ay wakiil kayihiin Hey'adda socdaalka ee Swidish-ka ama safaaradaha dalalka qaarkood. Dadkan waxay sheegtaan in ay suura gal noqoni karto in ballanta safaaradda laguu soo horumarin karo hadii aad bixisid lacag. Fadlan la soco in Safaaradaha Swedish-ka iyo qunsuliyadaha guud ahaan inaysan qayb ka ahayn dadka lacag kuqaado inay adeeg bixiyaan. Ballamaha oo dhan waxaa laga qabsada safaaradda iyada oo lacag la’aan ah.
Safaaradda oo kaliyah ayaa qabata codsiyada reeraha lagu qadaayo. Fadlan la soo xiriir safaaradda hadii aad haysid maclumaad ku aadan dadka ku been abuurta inay wakiil kayihiin mas’uliinta Swidish-ka ama hadii aad ka shakiso in uu qof kaaga iibinaayo adeeggyada lacag dheeri ah (Ambassaden.firstname.lastname@example.org).