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How to apply

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's website.

Find the online application at the Swedish Migration Agency's website by clicking here.

If you are applying online and do not need a visa to enter Sweden, usually, you do not have to visit the embassy. Regardless of how you apply, your residence permit must have been granted before you leave for Sweden.

Applying online

How to proceed (for applications on paper forms, see further down):

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal data you need. An application that is complete when it is submitted will normally receive a decision faster than if the Swedish Migration Agency needs to ask for completing documentation. 

Read more under ‘Required documents’ and on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

2. Applying

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 is submitted directly to the Swedish Migration Agency for processing and a decision.

Online application on the Swedish Migration Agency's website

3. Wait for the decision

When the Swedish Migration Agency has reached its decision, you will be informed of this by email. If you like, you can get a copy of the actual decision by visiting the embassy or have it sent to your home address that you stated in your application. Bring your passport when collecting the decision.

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. For information on how to order a residence permit card, please click here. 

Applying on a paper form

If you cannot or do not want to apply online, you can fill in a paper form that you submit in person at the embassy. How to proceed:

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal data you need. An application that is complete when it is submitted will normally receive a decision faster than if the Swedish Migration needs to ask for completing documentation. 

Read more under ‘Required documents’ and on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.

2. Book an appointment 

To submit your application you need to book an appointment at the embassy. To book the appointment, please fill out this web form. After the embassy has received your request for an appointment, we will send you and e-mail with information on when you can come to apply. When handing in your application you will be requested to pay an application fee. 

Read more under ‘Fees’ .

3. Present the application at the embassy

Bring the completly filled out application form with you, together with all the required documents.

The embassy is located at 8-ma Udarna Brigada 2, 1000 Skopje.

When you have handed in your application the embassy will forward all the documentation to the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden. 

4 Wait for the decision

When the Swedish Migration Agency has reached its decision, you will be informed of this by email. If you like, you can get a copy of the actual decision by visiting the embassy or have it sent to your home address that you stated in your application. Bring your passport when collecting the decision.

5 Arrange for a residence permit card

If you are granted a residence permit for more than three months, you will be issued a residence permit card. For information on how to order a residence permit card, please click here. 

Last updated 18 Dec 2017, 4.49 PM