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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. Applications for children to reunite with their parents can be submitted online. There is more information about the procedures on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency.

Applying online

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

1. Prepare your documentation

Check which documents and personal data you require. The Swedish Migration Agency gives priority to applications that are completed in full, and you get a decision sooner. Read more under ‘Required documents’.

2. Applying

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. Your family member must answer questions

Your family member has to fill in a questionnaire. Once you have sent in your application, he or she will automatically receive an email with instructions. The family member must reply to the questions within two weeks.

4. Visit the Embassy

Wait for the email you receive asking you to make an appointment at the embassy. Only then will the Swedish Migration Agency have gone through both your application and your family member’s replies and have transferred your case to the embassy. You have to book your appointment by sending a request using our booking form.

At the embassy, you have to prove your identity by showing your passport, and you will be interviewed. Children applying for a residence permit are also interviewed. If the child is too young or too immature, the person looking after the child is interviewed instead.

Bring the originals of the documents you attached to your online application. In its email, the Swedish Migration Agency may also have asked you to bring additional documents with you. You may need to be photographed and fingerprinted for the residence permit card you will receive if you are granted a residence permit. This also applies to children.

You can find the address of the embassy under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.

After the interview, your case is transferred back to the Migration Agency in Sweden. If you have neither attended the interview nor made Contact with the embassy, your case is nevertheless sent to the Swedish Migration Agency, and your application may be rejected.

5. Wait for the decision

When the Swedish Migration Agency has made its decision, you will be informed of this by email. The actual decision will be sent to your family member in Sweden, if you have authorised him or her to represent you.

6. Wait for the residence permit card

If you are granted a residence permit, you will be issued with a residence permit card. It can take up to four weeks for the residence permit card to be made and delivered to the Embassy. Once the card has arrived here, you can pick it up at the Embassy Sunday to Thursday between 09:00-11:00. You do not need an appointment, but must bring your passport with you.

 

Applying on paper form

In order to apply for a residence permit you must schedule an appointment. This is done via our booking form.

1. Prepare your 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

Payment needs to be deposited at the Bank of Khartoum prior to visiting the Embassy for registration and interview. Bring the receipt of payment to your appointment with the Embassy.

Read more under ‘Fees’.

3. Visit the Embassy for registration and interview

Bring along the completed application form together with all your documents and the receipt of payment. At the embassy, you will  be interviewed. Children applying for a Residence permit are also interviewed.  
You will be photographed and finger-printed for the residence permit card you will recieve if you are granted residence permit in Sweden. This also applies to children.

After the interview, your case is sent to the Migration Agency in Sweden.

You can find the address of the embassy under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.

4. Wait for the decision

The Swedish Migration Agency’s decision will be sent to your family member in Sweden, if you have authorised him or her to represent you.

5. Wait for the residence permit card

If you are granted a residence permit, you will be issued with a residence permit card. It can take up to four weeks for the residence permit card to be made and delivered to the Embassy. Once the card has arrived here, you can pick it up at the Embassy Sunday to Thursdays between 09:00-11:00. You do not need an appointment, but must bring your passport with you.