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How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency and is given priority. It is possible to submit an application and documents in paper at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow. Priorly you have to make an appointment, tel.: +7 495 937 92 01 (during the phone hours). The number of appointments to submit a paper application directly at the Embassy is limited. We therefore recommend you proceed with your application electronically.

How to proceed:

  1. Check which documents you require. The Swedish Migration Agency gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner.
  2. Follow the Swedish Migration Agency’s instructions for applying online over the Internet. You attach documents electronically and pay the application fee using a VISA card or a MasterCard. Swedish Migration Agency web application.
  3. You choose an available day and time for appointment through the online booking process. All applicants, including children, must come to the booked personal interview. During your appointment your documents will be verified, your photo and biometrics will be taken and a short interview will be performed.
  4. Visit the Embassy and bring along the originals of the documents you attached to your online application. You can find the address of the Embassy here. You need to be present in the reception 15 minutes prior to your appointed interview time. 

If you do not attend the interview or do not inform the Embassy that you are unable to come, your case will nevertheless be sent to the Swedish Migration Agency, and your application may be rejected. 

    5. After the interview, your case will be transferred to the Migration Agency in Sweden for consideration.

    6.Wait for the decision. When the Swedish Migration Agency has made a decision in your case, you will be informed of this by e-mail.

    7. Wait for the residence permit card. If you are granted a residence permit, you will be issued with a residence permit card. It is possible to pick up the card at the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow between 09.00 to 11.00 from Monday to Friday. You must bring your passport with you. You can find more information about it in the section Issuance of documents