If you wish to move to Sweden to live with a close relative, you need a residence permit. The permit must have been granted before you enter Sweden. Other rules apply to citizens of an EU/EEA country other than Sweden.
Close relatives are defined as:
Other relatives may only be granted a residence permit in exceptional cases.
It is the Swedish Migration Agency that processes your application for residence permit and takes a decision about your application. For a full description of what rules apply, please check the Swedish Migration Agency's website.
Citizens of EU/EEA and their family members
The following information applies if you wish to move to Sweden to live with a relative if you and/or your relative are citizens of the EU/EEA. It is important to note that Swedish citizens living in Sweden are usually not considered as EU/EEA citizens in this regard.