How to Get a Permanent Residence Visa for Sweden

Sweden Permanent Residence Visa

Sweden Permanent Residence Visa

Fell in love with a Swedish girl or guy, got married, and decided to relocate? You will need to get a Permanent Residence Visa for Sweden. This kind of visa would be available for foreigners who have the following types of close relatives in Sweden:

  • Your wife, husband, registered partner or common-law spouse
  • A person whom you plan to marry or cohabit with
  • Your parents
  • Your children

Go to my Sweden visa page for information on other types of visas for Sweden.

Below I’ll tell you the simple steps on how to get a Permanent Residence Visa for Sweden.

Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S., click here. Full address information for each Consulate is here.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.
  • Sweden Permit units are where you can submit applications and get decisions on resident permits for work and student purposes.
Gather documentation
Visa fee
  • Go to the website of your embassy or consulate to find out the latest fees.
  • The master list of visa fees is located here.
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the consulate you found in Step 1.

Receive visa
  • Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Sweden will give to you your brand new Sweden visa.
  • Here are some useful tips for those planning to move to Sweden.
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick! Check vaccination requirements here.

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