Extension — visiting Sweden
If you are in Sweden on a visit and would like to stay longer than the time for which you have been granted a visa, you must apply for a residence permit for a visit. This applies even to those who do not need a visa and want to stay longer than 90 days.
What to do when applyingAn application for a residence permit for a visit must be submitted personally at any of our Permit Units. You must book an appointment in advance. If you are invited to Sweden to visit relatives or friends, the person who invited you must accompany you and be able to identify himself or herself. You also need to bring your original passport.
Your application must consist of the following:
- The form Application for visitor's permit, No. 165011. For children under 18, you must use the form Application for visitor's permit for a child under the age of 18, No. 167011.
- The form Family details — Appendix to your application, No. 239011.
- An account statement or other document showing that you have money for your subsistence during the time you plan to stay in Sweden. If someone else is paying for your support, that person´s income information/assets must be verified.
- A return ticket or sufficient funds to procure one.
- The application fee for a permit is 1000 SEK for adults and 500 SEK for children. You will not receive a refund if your application is rejected. The fees are paid in connection with your submitting an application. You can only pay by credit card.
What happens after we receive your applicationThose who receive a residence permit will be given a residence permit card. The card is proof of your residence permit.
You will need to visit one of the Swedish Migration Board´s Permit Units to submit fingerprints and be photographed. This will usually take place when you submit your application in person. You can also be called to the Migration Board at a later date. You will also be called to the Migration Board if you send in your application by post.
Please note that you need to be photographed and submit your fingerprints even if you previously have had a residence permit card since your photo and fingerprints cannot be saved.
If you are granted a residence permit, your residence permit card will be sent to your registered address.
Extending a visaIn certain cases, you can receive an extended visa if your total stay is less than 90 days. This is possible in the following cases:
Force majeure — for example re-booking of a flight owing to airline strike or extreme weather.
Humanitarian reasons — for example if you or a close relative who resides in Sweden has been taken seriously ill.
Compelling personal reasons — for example, issues of health care or a business visit.