Are you visi­ting Sweden and are unable to travel home as a conse­quence of the coro­na­virus?

If you are unable to travel home due to borders being closed or flight cancellations, the Swedish Migration Agency recommends that you apply for a visitor’s residence permit instead of extending your entry visa.

Read more about extending your visit to Sweden

Information from the Migration Agency regarding COVID-19

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Information in other languages about the new coronavirus and the disease COVID-19external link, opens in new window


  • 16 March 2021

    It’s now easier to apply for a visitor’s permit

    From 16 March, you can apply for a visitor’s permit digitally. You can do this if you are applying from within Sweden or via the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok.

  • 18 November 2020

    Limited possi­bi­li­ties of obtai­ning a visa to Sweden

    Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the decision that the majority of visa applications will be rejected is still valid. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

  • 11 November 2020

    New look for residence permit cards

    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.

  • 6 August 2020

    How to order forms

    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.