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Temporary residence

temporary permit

A temporary residence permit – a so called tidsbegränsat uppehållstillstånd, allows you to live and work in Sweden for a limited period of time (mostly two years). You will probably start your time in Sweden by getting a temporary residence permit the first time you apply – if you meet all the requirements of course. This means that […]

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About residence permits

residence permit

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 (temporary as well as permanent) and they are granted on various grounds – such as work, family or studies in Sweden. How to get a residence permit […]

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Residence permit based on employment

residence permit based on employment

What are the requirements to get a residence permit based on employment? More than 19 000 residence permits where granted in 2013 due to employment. The two main requirements for obtaining a residence permit based on employment are: a job offer from a Swedish employer. a monthly salary of no less than 13 000 SEK/month before […]

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Residence based on family ties

residence permit based on family

What are the requirements to apply for a residence permit based on family ties? You can get a residence permit based on family ties and the Swedish Migration Board – Migrationsverket has a quite generous understanding of the concept of family and includes the following members: wife/husband registered partner common-law spouse fiancé and unmarried children (under the […]

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Permanent residence permit

Permanent residence permit

A permanent residence permit – permanent uppehållstillstånd, PUT, allows you to live and work in Sweden for an undefined period of time. With a PUT you have almost the same rights and obligations as any Swedish citizen. Having a permanent residence permit does not entitle you to A Swedish passport To vote in the national elections Nor does it […]

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