Moving back to Sweden
Here you will find information on what applies when you want to move back to Sweden if you previously had a permanent residence permit in Sweden. You will also find information on what applies to you who are a Swedish citizen living abroad and want to move to Sweden with your family who are not EU/EEA citizens.
You who previously had a permanent residence permit in Sweden
If you have previously lived in Sweden you may be granted a residence permit because of your ties to Sweden. If you have been living abroad for up to three years, you need to have lived in Sweden for at least four years prior to that in order to be granted a new residence permit.
Swedish citizens planning on moving back to Sweden with family
If you are a Swedish citizen living in another country who now wants to move back to Sweden with your family who are not Swedish citizens, your family members have to apply for a permit to live here.
If you and your family member have lived together in a country outside of the EU/EEA the family member can apply for a residence permit according to the same rules as somebody who wants to move to a spouse or partner who already lives in Sweden.
If you and your family have lived together within the EU/EEA your family member can instead choose to apply for a residence card.