On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should fear to speak up, to demonstrate peacefully, to go to vote or to expect fair and inclusive policies from a government. Democracy can only function if participation and trust between democratic state institutions, governments and citizens are guaranteed.View more news
Study in Sweden is the official resource on higher education in Sweden for international students. Here you'll find info on Swedish universities, application procedures, and what it's like being an international student in our northern kingdom.
Visit their website to learn more.
If you are visiting Sweden and are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may need a visa. A visa is a permit to travel to and stay in a country for a maximum of 90 days. If you intend to stay in Sweden for longer than 90 days you will need a visitor's residence permit.
Read more about it here.
In order to join your family or relative in Sweden, you must have a residence permit. Read more about how to apply for yourself and on behalf of your child here.
For information about the process of seeking protection or asylum in Sweden, please visit the Swedish Migration Agency's website.
Here you can read more about what happens after you hand in an asylum application and when you have received your decision. This is also where you can find out more about your rights as an asylum-seeker, in terms of work, housing, health and medical care and financial support.
If you have already submitted your residence permit application online on the Swedish Migration Agency´s website, then you are able to record your biometrics at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing without an appointment. Please bring your passport for identification when you visit the Embassy during the Visa Section´s opening hours. Note that after you have submitted your application online you need to wait one week until you are able to record your biometrics.