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
From 1 December, both the residence permit card and right of residence card issued by the Swedish Migration Agency will look different. If you already have a valid card, you do not need to replace it.
Your child’s age on the date of application determines whether she or he can be considered a child when making a decision about the applicationIf your child was under 18 years of age when the application for family reunification was filed, but has reached the age of 18 by the time the Swedish Migration Agency makes a decision, she or he can still be considered a child. This is the recent decision by the European Court of Justice.
Due to the worsening situation in the coronavirus pandemic, the embassy in Tehran has chosen to postpone all scheduled interviews regarding migration cases until next year. This is being done in order to try to limit the spread of infection. The embassy will contact anyone who already has a scheduled interview appointment.
To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, many libraries and citizen offices have limited their services. This means that it may be difficult to get help with printing forms.
The Swedish Migration Agency has clarified the maintenance requirement for persons who plan to apply for family reunificationIf you are currently living in Sweden and have relatives who are applying for a residence permit because of their connection to you, the Swedish Migration Agency has clarified the maintenance requirement (the requirement that you be able to support yourself) in cases like yours.