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
30 March 2017
Individuals falsely representing the Swedish Migration Agency or a Swedish embassy have claimed that it is possible to obtain an earlier appointment for an interview at the embassy by paying an extra fee.
23 February 2017
The Swedish Migration Agency has lowered its requirements concerning the size of your apartment if you are a close relative in Sweden and members of your family are applying for residence permits.
27 January 2017
If you are a Syrian citizen, you can now apply for family reunification at the Swedish embassy in Khartoum
As of 18 January 2017 you can, as a Syrian citizen, apply for a residence permit at the Swedish embassy in Khartoum.
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.
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.