Visas & Immigration
The swedish migration agency

The Swedish agency for immigration, visas and permanent residency approval

Migrationsverket  is the Swedish Migration Agency. This is the agency that receives applications from people wishing to come to live, work, study, visit Sweden.

The agency has divided itself into 6 different departments: Coming to Sweden, Staying in Sweden, Becoming a Swedish citizen, Needing Protection, Returning to Sweden and Residence and Support.

Staying in Sweden on a “permanent” basis means for more than 5 years. If you are likely to stay in Sweden for up to 5 years, apply for the permanent residency as a matter of process. It will make applying for your Swedish Citizenship a lot easier in the future.

There are a lot of exceptions to right of residency in Sweden and it can be very confusing. Below are links to more information about each of those exceptions.

If you are a resident of another EU country you can read this for more information.

If you are resident of a non-EU country you can read more information here.

If you have been offered a job in Sweden you can read more information here.

If you are a family member of a person who has been offered a job in Sweden you can read more information here.

If you are married or your common-law spouse is Swedish you can read more information here.



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