Most people applying for a residence permit to study at a university or college in Sweden can use the online application on the Swedish Migration Agency website.
The information below is for applicants who will apply at the embassy of Sweden in Amman, for information about qualifications to do so please see where to apply
If you are applying online, are granted a residence permit and do not need a visa to enter Sweden, you do not normally have to visit the embassy. Regardless of how you apply, your residence permit must have been granted before you leave for Sweden.
How to proceed:
1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal data you need. The Swedish Migration Agency gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner.
Read more under ‘Required documents’ and on the Swedish Migration Agency website.
Follow the Swedish Migration Agency’s instructions. You attach documents electronically and pay the application fee using a VISA card or a MasterCard. Family members use the same online application if they apply at the same time as you. The online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency for processing followed by a decision.
3. Wait for the decision
When the Swedish Migration Agency has reached its decision, you will be informed of this by email.
4. Arrange for a residence permit card
If you are granted a residence permit for more than three months, you will be issued with a residence permit card. If you already have been photographed and fingerprinted the card should reach the embassy within 4 weeks after the decision was taken.
If you need a visa to enter Sweden
Visit the embassy during the reception time to be photographed and fingerprinted for the residence permit card. You can do so either while waiting for a decision or after you have been granted a residence permit. Bring the passport that you used when applying for a residence permit.
You can find the address of the embassy under Contact.
It can take up to four weeks for the residence permit card to be made and delivered to the embassy. You should contact the embassy to make sure it has arrived before you come to pick it up. You must bring your passport with you when you come.
If you do not need a visa to enter Sweden
If you have been granted a residence permit and do not require a visa, you travel to Sweden and arrange for the card there. Contact the Swedish Migration Agency for photographing and fingerprinting.