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Most people have to pay a fee when applying for a residence permit to move to a close relative in Sweden. The fee will not be refunded if your application is rejected.

Appliction fees for residence permits

Adults: SEK 1 500 to be paid in local currecy (AED).  Children under 18: SEK 750 SEK to be paid in local currecy (AED). 

How to pay


If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card by using your Visa or MasterCard.

If you are applying through the Embassy you pay with a credit card by using your Visa or MasterCard or a bank transfer.

A bank deposit payment is also acceptable. Please bring hardcopy with you at time of application in the Embassy.

Here is the banking details:

Bank: Emirates NBD

Account name: Embassy of Sweden in Abu Dhabi

Account no: 1012081621902

IBAN: AE94 0260 0010 1208 1621 902

Branch name: Electra Street Branch, Abu Dhabi.


The following persons can apply for a residence permit without having to pay a fee:

  • Husbands, wives, registered partners or common-law spouses (cohabitees) and children under the age of 18 who are applying for a residence permit on the grounds of family ties to a foreign citizen who has received a residence permit as a refugee, as a person in need of protection or due to particularly distressing circumstances. Parents and siblings of children in need of protection and living in Sweden are not covered by the exemptions.
  • Family members of EU/EEA citizens. (Please note that Swedes do not count as EU citizens in this context.)
  • EU/EEA citizens
  • Citizens of Switzerland and their family members
  • Citizens of Japan.