The Government of Sweden decided on the 22 of December to amend the entry ban to Sweden. The amendments mean that all travellers must be able to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon arrival to Sweden, regardless of the country they travel from. The decision is based on the increasing spread of infection and a request from the Public Health Agency of Sweden. The amendments will enter into force on 28 December.NEWS
To be able to apply for a residence permit to live in Sweden you will have to have one of the following reasons:
For more detailed information about applying for residence permit in Sweden kindly visit the Swedish Migration Agency’s website:
You can even get more detailed information by contacting Sweden Migration Board’s customer services:
The quickest and easiest way is to apply for a visa is at the Swedish Visa Application Centre, which is run by VFS Global. You present your application in person to VFS Global and they can also provide you with information and other kinds of service. When the decision has come through, after about 14 days, you collect your passport at VFS Global.
VFS Global charge a fee of 452 EGP per application (over and above the visa fee) for their services. Check the VFS Global website for the application centre’s address and opening hours and for other practical information.
It is also possible to submit a visa application directly to the Embassy. If you wish to do so, you need to make an appointment. VFS Global will assist you, free of charge, to make an appointment on phone number +20 (0) 2 333 23 004. Appointments to apply direct at the Embassy has longer waiting time than submitting your application at VFS Global.
Diplomatic and Service passports
Holders of Diplomatic and Service passports may submit applications directly to the Embassy. You need an appointment with the Embassy to submit your application.
Holders of Special Passport should get appointment with VFS Global.
CAUTION: Avoid other people selling services
Please note that the Embassy only cooperates with VFS Global. The Embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the Embassy or the VFS Global office who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.
The Swedish Embassy cannot act on individual cases, since this this is not within its competence under the Swedish law. The Swedish Migration Agency is the authority that processes the cases of residence permit.
The legislation on asylum is designed in the way that an applicant must be on Swedish territory for her or his application to be processed. Therefore this is not possible for foreign nationals to seek asylum through Swedish embassies or Diplomatic missions abroad.
Refugees and others in need of protection, who cannot be guaranteed permanent residence or security where they are, may become a part of the resettlement quotas several countries set to the United Nations Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) disposal annually to provide protection for those in need.
To be considered for UNHCR’s quota selection and offered resettlement to a third country, a person must be registered with the UNHCR. The individuals UNHCR considers in need of resettlement to a new homeland are presented to any of the approximately twenty-five countries in the world - of which Sweden is one - receiving quota refugees. Each country then makes an assessment of the person's refugee claims and makes decisions on residence permits.
The Embassy therefore recommends you to contact the UNHCR office in Cairo to describe your situation.
If you are not satisfied with the decision you have been given, you can appeal it. The appeal must be in writing, signed by you, and must be presented at or arrive at the embassy no later than three weeks after the date you received the decision.
The appeal must state:
If someone else signs the appeal on your behalf, that person must be authorised to represent you (power of attorney). The power of attorney document must be signed by you and submitted in the original together with your appeal.
It is the embassy that initially decides whether to review the decision. If it decides not to change its decision, the case is forwarded to the Migration Court in Sweden.
The waiting time may differ depending of the amount of requests from the Migration Agency. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact the Swedish Migration Agency.
To learn about opportunities to pursue a Masters or PhD in Sweden, please go to Universityadmission.se. This link contains information for universities in Sweden.
You can also look at the specific websites of Swedish universities to learn more about their admissions requirements and fields of study.
Please note that the Swedish Institute offers limited scholarships that must be applied for at the same time as your application to the university – both must be applied for separately. You can learn more about Swedish Institute Scholarships here.
In order to start a company in Sweden there are different requirements depending on for example the type of business, your residence, and the type of enterprise you wish to start. In order to find information on what is required in your specific instance, please find more information at the Swedish Government website Verksamt: https://www.verksamt.se/web/international/home. You can also find more information on requirements for residence permits at the Swedish Migration Agency’s website: https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Startpage.html.
If you have submitted an online application for a residence permit, you should schedule an appointment after the Swedish Migration Agency has asked you to do so. It is important that you state the control or case number and personal details of all family members that are applying. Use the form here to book an appointment: Form to book appointment
If you already have an interview booked at another mission it will be cancelled when you book an interview at the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo.
If you wish to book an appointment to submit a paper application for residence permit at the Embassy, please use the form here to book an appointment: Form to book appointment