Sweden & Türkiye

Migration and Visa Section

Visa applications

Residence permit cards/Biometrics

You don’t need to book an appointment for;
      - Picking up residence permit cards/decisions,
      - Leaving biometrics

Visit us during the visiting hours.
Do not forget to check which nationalities can give biometrics in Istanbul.

Residence permit applications/interviews

You should book an appointment;
      - To submit a residence permit application
      - To have an interview

To be able to book an appointment, fill the appointment request form.
You will receive a reply to the e-mail address which you have written in the form within a week.
Do not forget to check which nationalities that Consulate General in Istanbul handles. 

New rules for passport check

The Swedish Migration Agency introduces new rules for better passport checks for residence permit applicants.

  • From 1st of November 2022, applicants for a residence permit must show their passport at an in-person visit before the Swedish Migration Agency can grant a permit.
  • The Migration Agency will contact affected applicants when they need to visit the Consulate General for passport and identity control.

Ongoing family reunification applications, 

  • The passport and identity control will be done during the interview unless Migration Agency ask for an additional control.

Ongoing residence and work permit applications,

  • Wait the information from Migration Agency before visiting the Consulate General for passport control. 
  • After Migration Agency contact you, they can visit us during our visiting hours without an appointment for only passport and identity control.
  • In most cases, we will also capture your biometrics.

The applicants who have granted permits,

  • Don’t need to wait for information from Migration Agency.
  • Visit us for biometrics during the visiting hours without an appointment.
  • Don’t forget to bring your passport.

Do not forget to check which nationalities that Consulate General in Istanbul handles.   

Read more about the new rules for stricter passport checks - Swedish Migration Agency (migrationsverket.se)

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