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How to receive your decision and residence permit card

Receive your decision 

All applicants can collect their decisions personally at the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok.

If you have signed a power of attorney prior to the decision, the decision will normally be sent to the representative in Sweden. 

Due to security reasons, decisions cannot be sent via e-mail.

If you applied for a Schengen visa, collect your decision and your passport at VFS Global. 

Residence permit cards

You can visit the Embassy during our opening hours to collect your card once you have been notified that the card has arrived at the Embassy. 

Once the application has been granted by the Swedish Migration Agency and the applicant has submitted biometrics, it normally takes four weeks for the card to be produced and sent to the Embassy. The card will be sent to the Embassy unless the applicant has requested the residence permit card to be sent to an address in Sweden. 

When the residence permit card arrives at the Embassy, the applicant will get an automatic e-mail to the e-mail stated in the application. 

Residence permit cards are only a proof that the holder has a residence permit in Sweden. The card cannot be used as an ID card or a travel document.

The Embassy do not provide any courier services to personal addresses or Swedish Consulates. 

If you are unable to collect your card at the Embassy

If you are unable to collect your card at the Embassy, you may authorize a third party to represent you in order to collect your card. An original signed power of attorney written in English, Swedish or Thai appointing someone else to collect the card on your behalf should be submitted to the Embassy when the card is collected. A copy of the representative's passport or ID should also be attached to the power of attorney in order to identify the representative on the applicant's behalf.

If you have been granted residence permit and do not require a visa to travel to Sweden

You can travel to Sweden and submit biometrics for the card in Sweden. Book an appointment online at the Swedish Migration Agency to have your photograph and fingerprints taken.

Last updated 29 Oct 2020, 9.29 AM