The Swedish Migration Agency is introducing new rules for better passport check
From 1 November, applicants for an extended residence permit may need to visit the Swedish Migration Agency to show their passport.
On 1 November, the Swedish Migration Agency will introduce new procedures for better passport check. The new procedures mean that applicants for an extended residence permit to live with a relative in Sweden may need to visit the Swedish Migration Agency in person to show their passport.
We will contact you if we want to see your passport
If the Swedish Migration Agency wants to see your passport, we will contact you or your representative with information about how to book an appointment to show your passport. You should not send us your passport.
First-time applicants are not affected
If you are a first-time applicant for a residence permit to move to Sweden to live with a relative, the new passport check procedures will not mean any changes for you, as you are already required to show a valid passport when you visit the Swedish embassy or consulate-general to be interviewed.
If you have a new passport, you need to present it when you apply for an extension
If you are in Sweden and are applying for an extended residence permit, you must visit the Swedish Migration Agency if you have a new passport. You can have your fingerprints taken and be photographed for your residence permit card at the same appointment at which you show your passport. If the Swedish Migration Agency wants to see your passport, we will contact you.
If you are applying for an extended residence permit with a passport that you have previously shown to the Swedish Migration Agency, a Swedish embassy or the consulate-general in connection with a personal visit, you do not need to show it again.
Keep in mind that you can never be granted a residence permit for a period longer than the validity of your passport.
Permanent residence permits
If you are applying for a permanent residence permit and meet the requirements to be granted one, you do not need to show your passport.