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Applying for a residence permit to move to a family member in Sweden

If you want to move to Sweden to live with a close relative, you need a residence permit. Applications for residence permits are submitted online to the Swedish Migration Agency, but you may need to visit the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi to conduct an interview, give biometrics or DNA. The embassy advices that you submit your application for residence permit online. Since 3 May 2021, the procedure for those who submit a paper application in order to apply for a residence permit to move to a family member in Sweden has been changed. Paper applications, submitted from 3 May 2021, will now be handled in the same way as an application in the e-service (online application). This means that there will no longer be an interview in connection with the paper application being submitted.

There might be special circumstance to consider depending on where you are applying or which nationality you have. Please choose the applicable country.

 

Basic information about: Moving to someone in Sweden

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