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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions to Swedish overseas authorities.

 

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How do I apply for a residence permit in Sweden?

The easiest way is to submit an online application, for more information please refer to the website of the Swedish Migration Agency: www.migrationsverket.se

If you are unable to submit an online application your family member in Sweden can do it for you. If you cannot do this you can apply at an Embassy or consulate-general. For information on how to proceed, please go to our Website

I would like to schedule an appointment for an interview

If you have submitted an online application for a residence permit, you can only schedule an appointment after the Swedish Migration Agency has informed you about this. It is important that you state the control or case number and personal details of all family members that are applying.

"Book an appointment" 

 

I have a brother/sister, mother's or father's sister/brother, son/daughter who are adults and reside in Sweden. Can I apply for family reunion?

All information on requirements and how to apply are found on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency: www.migrationsverket.se

Am I entitled to priority from the Embassy?

No, the Embassy does not decide on priority for a case. When you schedule an appointment you will be given the first available appointment. The Swedish Migration Agency can in exceptional cases decide that a case is prioritized. This can for example be if a child is left alone without a custodian in their home country.

I have an appointment with you, but I would like you to transfer my case to another embassy.

 

Contact the Embassy where you want your interview to take place. When they confirm that you have been scheduled an appointment with them, they will arrange for your case to be transferred there. At the same time the appointment in the Embassy of Sweden in Amman will be cancelled. You can only have an appointment in one Embassy.

I have an appointment with you, what do I need to bring to the interview?

 

You find all information on which documents to bring on our Website

 

I am a Syrian citizen and cannot travel to Amman; can the Embassy help me to get an entry permit?

Entry permits are issued by Jordanian authorities and the Embassy of Sweden cannot influence this process. Please contact Jordanian authorities, for example the Embassy of Jordan in Damascus. 

I am a Syrian citizen and cannot travel to Amman, where can I apply?

 

The assigned Swedish missions for Syrian citizens are:  Amman, Ankara, Cairo, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Khartoum and Istanbul. This is decided by Swedish Government Offices, not by the Embassy.

If you are legally residing and hold a residence permit in another country you can contact the Swedish Embassy there to book an interview. 

I have received a residence permit and would like to have a residence permit card – leave finger prints and take photographs – how can I proceed?

You are welcome to the Embassy to leave finger prints and take photographs without scheduling an appointment during our opening hours, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours 8.45 – 9.30. Make sure to bring your valid passport at the visit.

Has my residence permit card (UT card) arrived?

If you have provided biometrics, it takes approximately 4 weeks from the decision to produce and deliver the UT card to the Embassy. Unfortunately there is no way to expedite this process.

When can I come to collect my residence permit card (UT card) from the Embassy?

You are welcome to the Embassy without an appointment on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday between 8.45 and 9.30. Make sure to bring your valid passport.

I would like to collect my residence permit card (UT card) from another Embassy or consulate-general.

 

You should normally collect your residence permit card from the Embassy or consulate-general where you took photographs and fingerprints. If you are unable to collect it there you can send an e-mail to the Embassy and request them to send the UT card to another Embassy or to the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden where a relative who has a power of attorney can collect it. Please note that Residence permit card are not sent by regular mail and changing where you want to pick it up will delay the delivery with up to three weeks.

I would like to apply/have applied for a residence permit and would like to have my interview at an embassy in another country. 

Please look, "Where to apply" for more information on where you can do your interview.

Please check our website to Book an appointment

I would like to visit Sweden and apply for a visa – how should I proceed?

The easiest and quickest way for applying for a visa is to contact VFS Global which the Embassy collaborates with. You can submit the application and also obtain the decision from VFS Global after approx. 14 days.

See the website of VFS for the address, opening hours and other information:

Link to VFS Global

For more information, got to "Applying for a visa"

How can I apply for a work permit?

The best way is to submit an online application, for more information please refer to the website of the Swedish Migration Agency: www.migrationsverket.se

If you are unable to submit an online application, you can apply to an Embassy or consulate-general. For information on how to proceed, please go to "Applying for a work permit"

Can I apply for asylum at the Swedish Embassy?

An application for asylum shall not be submitted at a Swedish mission abroad (at an Embassy/consulate) but at one of the Migration Agency application units, or with the border police when entering Sweden. Those who are not able to come to Sweden for protection are advised to contact the UNHCR.

I would like to move to Sweden based on humanitarian grounds – how can I proceed?

You find all information on requirements and how to apply for residence permit on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency:

www.migrationsverket.se

If you are a refugee and are outside your country of origin, in the first instance you should register with UNHCR in the country where you are.  

 

Last updated 27 Feb 2018, 5.03 PM