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To move to a close relative in Sweden

If you want to move to sweden to live with a close relative, you need a residence permit in Sweden.

mOther rules apply if you or the close relative in Sweden are citizens of an EU/EEA country (other than Sweden). A close relative may for instance be a husband or wife, a common law spouse or a child (a minor).

As of 20 July 2016, a temporary act will limit the possibility for close relatives of persons in need of protection with temporary residence permits to immigrate to Sweden. More detailed information about these regulations is available on the Swedish Migration Agency website.

 Applying

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online over the Internet. An online application goes directly to the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden. Swedish Migration Agency web application

If you are still unable to apply online, you can submit an application at the Swedish Embassy.

After application, please wait for an email from the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden requesting you to make an appointment for an interview at the Embassy. Please book an appointment with the Embassy with an email to migration.singapore@gov.se.

Rules and required documents

Read about the rules, which documents are required and how to apply step by step in the menu on the left on the Swedish Migration Agency website.

Where to hand in your application

- If you are unable to apply online

Permanent residents of Singapore and Malaysia shall apply in person at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. Please book an appointment with the Embassy with an email to migration.singapore@gov.se.

Collecting your residence permit card

- Nationals who do not require visa to enter into Sweden

After your application has been approved, you may leave your biometric at the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden.

Please book an appointment in Sweden https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Contact-us/Book-an-appointment-before-you-visit-us.html

-Nationals who require visa to enter into Sweden

After your application has been approved and you have left biometrics, your residence permit card will be sent to the Embassy. This takes around 3 weeks. You can then come and collect your card during our opening hours: Monday – Friday (except public holiday), 09.00 AM – 12:00. For identification purposes, please bring your passport.