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
On 1 January 2020 there will be a change in the application fees for residence and work permits. Most fees for applications for residence and/or work permits will be increased.
Since July 20, 2019, 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 ended on the 20 October 2019.
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.