Documents that proves your right of residence

If you have been a legal resident of Sweden for five years but not requested a certificate of permanent right of residence or applied for a permanent residence card, we will determine whether you meet the conditions for right of residence when you apply for Swedish citizenship.

If you are an EU/EEA citizen

For us to determine whether you have or have had right of residence and been a legal resident of Sweden for five years, you must turn in documents showing that you have worked, been self-employed, had your own assets or studied in Sweden.
 
Enclose the following documents if you have been one of the following during the past five years:

Employee

  • Proofs of employment or employer certificates showing your periods and terms of employment for the past five years.
  • Certificate from the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) that you have been looking for a job and that you have been unemployed for at least six months.
  • Certificate from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) that you have been unable to work for six months or more due to illness or injury.

Self-employed

  • Registration certificate and F-tax card for your business.
  • Tax returns or other documentation showing that the business has been active during the past five years.

Your own assets

  • Documents showing that you have had sufficient assets, such as pension distributions, a salary from abroad or bank deposits, to support you and your family for the past five years.
  • Housing costs for the past five years.
  • Certificate that nobody in your family has received income support under the Swedish Social Services Act for the past five years.

Student

  • Transcripts for the periods you have studied. The transcripts are used to determine whether you have permanent right of residence.

Family member of an EU/EEA citizen

For us to determine whether you meet or have met the conditions for a residence card, you must turn in documents showing that you meet the conditions for one of them.
 
If you have had permission to live with someone in Sweden, enclose documents showing that your relative has worked, studied, been self-employed or had their own assets in Sweden the past five years.
 
Enclose the following documents if your relative has been one of the following during the past five years:

Employee

  • Proofs of employment or employer certificates showing your relative's periods and terms of employment for the past five years.
  • Certificate from Arbetsförmedlingen that your relative has been looking for a job and has been unemployed for at least six months.
  • Certificate from Försäkringskassan that your relative has been unable to work for six months or more due to illness or injury.

Self-employed

  • Registration certificate and F-tax card for your relative's business.
  • Tax returns or other documentation showing that your relative's business has been active during the past five years.

Your relative's Own assets

  • Documents showing that your relative has had sufficient assets, such as pension distributions, a salary from abroad or bank deposits, to support the family for the past five years. If you have sufficient assets to support yourself, list them as well.
  • Housing costs for the past five years
  • Certificate that nobody in your family has received income support under the Swedish Social Services Act for the past five years.

Student

  • Transcripts for the periods your relative has studied. The transcripts are used to determine whether you meet the conditions for a permanent residence card.

Last updated: 2015-12-02

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