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To apply for a residence permit, you make an online application at the website of the Swedish Migration Agency: www.migrationsverket.se. Your family member in Sweden can submit the application on your behalf. The Embassy advises applicants not to submit applications through unauthorized agents.
You can schedule an appointment only after the Swedish Migration Agency has informed you to do so. To book your interview appointment, please send us an email on email@example.com. It is important that you state your full name and control or case number in the email.
The Embassy does not grant priority to individual cases, unless requested by the Swedish Migration Agency. When booking an appointment you will be given the first available time slot.
Your interview should be conducted by the Embassy or Consulate General in the country of your residence or in case there is no Swedish mission where you live, by the Embassy or Consulate General in the region responsible for handling you case.
-If you are a citizen or legal resident in Kenya, Burundi or Rwanda, the Embassy in Nairobi is responsible for your case.
-If you are a citizen of Somalia, your case can be handled by any of the Swedish embassies in Nairobi, Addis Abeba or Kampala
-If you are a citizen of Eritrea and living in Eritrea, you need to contact the Embassy in Nairobi to book an appointment at the honorary consulate in Asmara. The Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi does NOT do interviews with Eritrean citizens unless legally resident in Kenya.
If you are unable to visit the embassy assigned to handle your case, you need to contact the Swedish MIgration Agency and ask them to transfer your case.
If you have not previously visited the Embassy to have your photo and fingerprints taken, you need to schedule an appointment for this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already provided biometrics, it takes approximately 4 weeks from the decision to produce and deliver the UT card to the embassy. You will receive an automatic e-mail when your card has arrived at the Embassy. You then need to schedule an appointment for collection by sending an e-mail with your case/control number to email@example.com.
You should normally collect your UT card from the embassy or consulate-general where you took photographs and fingerprints. If you are unable to collect it there you can send an e-mail to the embassy and request them to send the UT card to another
embassy or to the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden where a relative who has
power of attorney can collect it.
For the Migration Agency to issue residence permits for family reunification you need to be able to prove your identity by showing your passport. Only in very special and rare cases can an Alien’s passport be issued by the Swedish Migration Agency.
The best way is to submit an online application, for more information please refer to the Swedish Migration Agency's website: www.migrationsverket.se
In order for the Migration Agency to be able to assess whether you are entitled to move to Sweden, the child living in Sweden must be unmarried and under the age of 18 years, have arrived in Sweden without parents or any other guardian, or have been left by him or herself after arriving in Sweden and have received a residence permit in Sweden as a refugee or a person in need of protection.
No, you cannot apply for asylum at a Swedish mission abroad. In order to apply for asylum you need to have entered Sweden.
In order to be granted a residence permit in Sweden you should have close family ties, have an offer of employment or been admitted to studies. You cannot be granted a residence permit based on humanitarian grounds.
If you are a refugee and are outside of your country of origin, you should contact UNHCR in the country where you are.