Close

Residence permits

You should apply for a residence permit if you want to work, study or stay in Sweden for more than three months. There are different types of residence permits and they are granted on various grounds – such as work, family or studies in Sweden.
About residence permits
Who can get one? How do I get one? And where do I get it? Here we give you information about all things related to residence permits.
Read more
Temporary residence permits
If you meet the requirements, you will probably start by getting a temporary residence permit the first time you apply.
Read more
Permanent residence permit
A permanent residence permit allows you to live and work in Sweden for an undefined period of time.
Read more
Residence permit based on family ties
You can get a residence permit based on family ties. A family in Sweden is just not limited to the traditional “mummy, daddy, child” concept.
Read more
Residence permit based on employment
Another ground for granting residence permits is work. More than 19.000 residence permits where granted in 2013 due to employment.
Read more
Residence permits for students
Residence permits are granted for studies in Sweden and there are two main requirements for you to fulfill.
Read more
Work Permits for citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea
Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea all have a work agreement with Sweden.
Read more
Residence permits for asylum seekers
A residence permit for asylum seekers is for people persecuted in their own country.
Read more
Residence Permits for EU citizens
As a EU citizen, you can live, study and work in any country within the EU and you may be able to bring your non EU family with you.
Read more