Close relatives are defined as:
Other relatives may only be granted a residence permit in exceptional cases.
It is the Swedish Migration Agency that considers your right to a residence permit. For a full description of what rules apply, please check the Swedish Migration Agency website.
If you have applied online, you will get information via e-mail about the decision in your case. If you have applied on a paper form, you will be informed of the decision in your case by the person in Sweden whom you have authorised to represent you.
If you are granted a residence permit, you will receive a residence permit card. This card is proof that you have a residence permit. Read more under ‘How to apply’ to find out how you arrange for the card.