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Moving to Someone in Sweden

If you want to move to Sweden to live with a close relative, you need a residence permit.

Other rules apply if you, or your close relative in Sweden, are citizens of an EU/EEA country (other than Sweden). A close relative may for instance  be a husband or wife or a child (a minor).

Listen to information

You can listen to information about how to apply for a residence permit here:

https://soundcloud.com/sweden_abroad/basic_info_residencepermit

As of 20 July 2016,  a temporary act will limit the possibility for close relatives of persons in need of protection with temporary residence permits to immigrate to Sweden. More detailed information about these regulations can be read by clicking here.

Moreover , the general rule is that anyone living in Sweden should be able to support themselves and their family members who may be granted residence permits. The maintenance requirement will not apply, under certain conditions, to those who have been granted residence permits in Sweden as persons in need of protection. One important requirement is that close relatives must apply for residence permits within three months of the date on which the person in need of protection was granted a residence permit.

Applying

The easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency .

If you are unable  to apply online, please ask your family members in Sweden to fill out the electronic application form, attach copies of documents and pay any application fee.

Swedish Migration Agency online application

If you are still unable  or do not want to apply online, you can submit an application at the Swedish Embassy.