Moving to someone in Sweden
In order to join your family or relative in Sweden, you must have a residence permit. Read more here about how to apply for yourself and on behalf of your child.
How to apply for a residence permit
19 July 2016
New rules for individuals applying for a residence permit with reference to close family ties to a person with right of residence
The Migration Court of Appeal has determined in a ruling that it will no longer be possible for individuals to apply for a residence permit with reference to close family ties to an EU citizen with right of residence. A person with right of residence or a permanent residence permit cannot be a reference relative in Sweden.
10 June 2016
As of 1 June 2016, the honorary consulate in Asmara in Eritrea does not accept applications for residence permits in paper form.
9 June 2016
If you are waiting for a decision for a residence permit, you have the possibility to apply for a visa to visit Sweden temporarily. If you are waiting for a decision about extending your residence permit and are outside of Sweden, you may also apply for a visa to travel to Sweden during the waiting period.
27 May 2016
The Government has proposed several changes in the area of migration. Some of these changes are to do with the possibility of being granted a residence permit because you have met someone you want to live with in Sweden. The changes enter into force on 20 July 2016.
19 April 2016
The Government has proposed new legislation that will limit the asylum seekers' possibility to be reunited with their families. The law will be temporary and will apply for three years. If Parliament adopts the proposed bill, the law will take effect 20 July.
29 March 2016
You can now use the new Tid till beslut (Time to a decision) function, to find out on your own how long your application may take the Migration Agency to process. While processing times have not become longer or shorter, information about them is now presented in a far clearer manner.