Sweden & Serbia

Paper applications

If you cannot or do not want to apply online, you apply on a paper form that you submit to the embassy.

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal data you need. The Swedish Migration Agency gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner.

Read more under Required documents and on the Swedish Migration Agency website.

2. Pay the application fee

Read more under Fees 2023.

3. Submit an application at the embassy

Bring the completed application form together with all the necessary documents and the exact fee amount. There are different forms for different types of work permits. Check the Migration Agency's website.

The embassy will then send your documents to the Migration Agency in Sweden.

Book your appointment by phone.

4. Wait for a decision

You will be notified via email about the Migration Agency's decision. Your employer or contractor will also be informed of the decision by mail. The actual decision you can get if you contact the embassy by telephone or email. The embassy will then e-mail you the decision. 

5. Arrange for a residence permit card

You arrange for the card in the same way as described in the section How to apply.

Last updated 21 Aug 2023, 2.53 PM