The Swedish Migration Agency logotype

1 December 2020

The application for residence status is now open

As of today, 1 December, British citizens and their family members can apply for residence status.

Residence status is the new form of right to live in Sweden, which makes it possible for British citizens and their family members to continue living, working and studying here after the end of the transition period, which is to say from 1 January 2021 and forward.

A condition for obtaining residence status is that the applicant lives in Sweden in accordance with European Union law before the end of the transition period, but there are possibilities for children and close relatives to join their family later.

The application period extends to 30 September 2021.

Read more about the requirements for residence status and how to apply