Once you have been granted a permit longer than three months, a residence permit card must be issued before your arrival.
Residence permit cards are only proofs of residence permits. They cannot be used as ID cards or travel documents.
Biometrics can only be submitted at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.
Applicants need to visit the Embassy in New Delhi at some point when applying in order to submit biometrics for the residence permit card. This visit can take place anytime during the application process (bring the passport registered in the application for identification).
Once the case has been settled by the Migration Agency and the applicant has submitted biometrics, it normally takes three to four weeks for the card to be sent to the Embassy.
The residence permit card can be couriered to an address of your choice for a courier charge of 500 INR (within India) to be paid by bank card or bank draft in favour of Embassy of Sweden (visa), New Delhi at the Embassy (non-applicable to areas that are non-serviceable to Blue Dart). In other cases, the card needs to be collected at the Embassy or a consulate.
If the provided address is not serviced by the Blue Dart and courier packet is returned back to the Embassy, the Embassy will not contact the applicant regarding this. The applicant will be responsible for contacting the Embassy and arranging for collection of the residence permit card from the Embassy.
Couriered residence permit cards are dispatched from the Embassy every Friday. You can find the list of dispatched residence peemit cards together with the Blue Dart Waybill Number to the right. Identify your Waybill Number by the help of your passport number. If you have opted for courier service, and your RP-card is not on the list, the Embassy has not yet received your RP-card.
Airway bill Number
You can track your RP-card on the Blue Dart webpage by entering the Waybill Number.
No prior appointment for biometrics is needed – visit the Embassy during the Visa section´s opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9-11.