Some e-services will be shut down on 1 September

As of 1 September, you can only use a paper form when applying for a residence permit for a child who is being adopted, for a child who is moving to someone other than a parent, for yourself if you want to move back to Sweden, or for yourself because you are a parent of an unaccompanied minor.

The Swedish Migration Agency has decided to shut down the e-service for four types of cases. Therefore you have to use a paper form if you are applying for a residence permit for:

  • a child who has been adopted or is going to be adopted
  • a child who is moving to someone other than a parent in Sweden
  • yourself if you have previously had a permanent residence permit and now want to move back to Sweden (you have a special connection to Sweden)
  • yourself if you are the parent of an unaccompanied minor in Sweden whom you want to move to.

If you have started an application in the e-service but have not had time to submit it by 1 September, you must make a new application using a paper form. The form must be submitted to a Swedish embassy or consulate-general in the country where you are.

The reason for an e-service being shut down is that it does not meet accessibility requirements and is not used much.

New e-service for parents of unaccompanied minors

The Swedish Migration Agency is currently developing a new e-service for those who are going to apply for a residence permit as a parent of an unaccompanied minor. The e-service is expected to be ready in the autumn.

Read more about residence permits for children who are adopted

Read more about residence permits for a child who is moving to someone other than a parent in Sweden

Read more about residence permits for those who are moving back to Sweden

Read more about residence permits for parents of unaccompanied minors in Sweden