If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and wish to move to a family member in Sweden who is not a citizen of the EU/EEA either, you need the documents below.
If you apply online, you attach the documents electronically. However, you have to present the originals of the documents when you visit the Embassy.
If you apply on a paper form, you have to bring all the requisite documents to the Embassy, together with the completed special application form described below.
Before visiting the Embassy you have to schedule an appointment by sending a request using our booking form.
All documents should be presented in original plus one (1) copy. Documents not written in Swedish or English must be translated to one of these languages by a certified translator. You should then bring the original plus one (1) copy in original language, plus the certified translation.
If you are married, registered partners or common law spouses, you need the following:
If you and the person in Sweden have lived together in the country of origin or another country, you must also enclose:
You need to enclose documents showing what your relationship is. If you have lived together in your country of origin, you must enclose documents that prove this. The documents you are enclosing along with the information in the application help the Migration Agency decide if you can get a residence permit and the period of validity of the permit.
If you are pregnant, you must also enclose:
If you are unmarried, you must also enclose:
If you have children under 18 accompanying you to Sweden you can apply for a residence permit for them in your application.
Children under age need:
In Sweden, both custodians have the right to participate in decisions concerning the child. Therefore, the other custodian who is not coming to Sweden must give consent for the child to move to Sweden. Consent can be in the form of a letter signed by the other custodian which states that he or she approves of the child moving.