When you have been granted a residence permit and left biometrics, a residence permit card will be produced for you and sent to the Embassy of Sweden. The resident permit card will usually arrive at the Embassy in 2-3 weeks after your application has been granted if you have recorded biometrics.
Please note that this information is only applicable to those looking to collect their residence permit card at the Embassy. For information on visa procedure please see the Visiting Sweden page.
From 21 May 2018 the Embassy will publish the control number residence permit cards that are ready for pick-up at the Embassy. The Embassy will not notify you by e-mail.
Check here if your residence permit card is ready for pick-up:
Your residence permit card can be collected either by yourself or by someone else with a power of attorney from you during the Embassy's opening hours. If you collect the card by yourself, you will need to bring your passport. If someone else collects the card on your behalf, he/she must bring the power of attorney in original, his/her ID card in original, a copy of his/her ID card, as well as a copy of the ID page in your passport. The power of attorney must be submitted in original, printed copies of the power of attorney are not acceptable.
For children under the age of 18, one of the child’s legal guardians must either collect the card on the child’s behalf, or write a power of attorney to allow someone else to collect the child’s residence permit card on behalf of the legal guardian. The child’s legal guardian must sign the power of attorney. Copies of both the child’s and the legal guardian’s passports or ID cards must be provided.
You can download a template for a power of attorney here.
For more information on the Embassy's opening hours and contact details, see here.