Most people have to pay a fee when applying for a residence permit to move to a close relative in Sweden. The fee will not be refunded if your application is refused.
Application fees for residence permits
Adults: RMB 1 415 (1500 SEK)
Children under 18: RMB 705 (750 SEK)
How to pay
If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card on the web.
If you are applying on a paper form, you can pay the application fee by cash (Chinese currency) or credit card when visiting the Consulate.
The following persons can apply for a residence permit without having to pay a fee:
- Husbands, wives, registered partners or common-law spouses (cohabitees) and children under the age of 18 who are applying for a residence permit on the grounds of family ties to a foreign citizen who has received a residence permit as a refugee, as a person in need of protection or due to particularly distressing circumstances. Parents and siblings of children in need of protection and living in Sweden are not covered by the exemptions.
- Family members of EU/EEA citizens. (Please note that Swedes do not count as EU citizens in this context.)
- EU/EEA citizens
- Citizens of Switzerland and their family members
- Citizens of Japan.