This applies to spouses/cohabitants and unmarried children (under 18) of employees, researchers, athletes, au pairs or self-employed persons are eligible to co-apply for residence permits. This application must be submitted together with the primary application which then can be submitted online. All foreign nationals – including U.S. citizens – who plan to move to Sweden or stay in Sweden for more than 90 days need to obtain a residence permit before entering the country.
This application needs to be submitted in person or by mail to the Embassy in Washington.
Please submit the following documents:
How much does it cost?
Application fees can be found in the list of service fees.
As soon as all the documents have been received your case will be forwarded to the Swedish Migration Agency.
For processing time, please visit the Swedish Migration Agency´s website.
If you are granted a residence permit and you are a U.S Citizen you are able to submit the biometric data for the residence permit card in Sweden.
If you require a visa in order to travel to Sweden, you will have to submit the biometric data at the Embassy and receive your residence permit card before entering Sweden.
Sweden has diplomatic relations with almost all States in the world. It has embassies and consulates in around half of these. Sweden's foreign representation consists of approximately 100 missions abroad and 350 honorary consulates.