For applications regarding residence permit due to family ties, studies or work, you are advised to contact the Embassy of Sweden Addis Abeba
Citizens of Pakistan and persons residing in Pakistan who have been instructed by the Swedish Migration Agency to book an appointment for an interview, biometrics or passport check in applications for a residence permit due to family ties, studies or work are referred to the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This also applies if you want to apply for a visitor’s permit to visit Sweden for more than 90 days.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to arrange for a visa, if required by Ethiopia. The Embassy of Sweden will not be able to assist or give information in any matters regarding entry in Ethiopia. The waiting time can change quickly and you are advised not to book any tickets before having received a confirmed appointment from the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa.
The Migration section only receives applicants through an online pre-booking system via e-mail: email@example.com
Kindly note that it is of utmost importance that you provide following:
No pre-booking is required for biometrics, passport control and collection of residence cards. You can visit the Embassy during the drop-in hours: Tuesday and Thursday between 13:30 - 15:30.
If you have specific questions you can the Embassy during telephone hours. Telephone hours: Monday-Thursday 08.30-10.00
Tel: +251 11 518 00 36
It is not necessary to contact the Swedish Migration Agency or the Embassy of Sweden in Islamabad to have your case moved in case you have previously been instructed to book an appointment there.
After the visit at the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa, the case will be sent back to the Swedish Migration Agency for processing and decision. The Embassy can not answer any questions on the estimated waiting time.
In case your application is granted, a residence permit card will be produced as a proof of your right to travel to Sweden. It is necessary to have the residence permit card in order to travel to Sweden.
The card will automatically be sent to the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa. It generally takes 3-4 weeks before a residence permit card arrives in Addis Ababa after a decision is made. If your card is ordered to Addis Ababa, you will receive information on this by email when the card arrives in the embassy. Residence permit cards can not be sent to the Embassy of Sweden in Islamabad.
If you wish for your residence permit card to be sent to the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden, this has to be clearly mentioned before you give your finger prints during your visit at the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa. In order for someone to collect your card on your behalf, a power of attorney needs to be provided by you.