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
During the last few months, certain persons in need of subsidiary protection have been exempt from the maintenance requirement when their family members apply for residence permits to move to Sweden. This exemption will end on the 20 October. This applies to applications for residence permits that are submitted to the Migration Agency on the 20 October or later.
Now, if you have a status as a person in need of subsidiary protection, you have the same right to family reunification as a refugee. If you are stateless, you may also have an opportunity to obtain a permanent residence permit.
A recent legal position paper (SR 13/2019) by the Swedish Migration Agency states that an application for a residence permit is to be processed along with one that is already pending. You are particularly affected by this ruling if you have applied for a residence and work permit to move to someone in Sweden and would like to obtain a residence permit in order to visit while awaiting a decision.
Everyone who has a temporary residence permit according to the temporary law can now apply online for a residence permit extension. This applies to both those who applied for asylum and their family members.
You no longer need to book and appointment and visit the Swedish Migration Agency in order to apply for an extension.You no longer need to book and appointment and visit the Swedish Migration Agency in order to apply for an extension.