Sweden Visa Process

Application Fees

You will be charged a fee regardless of where you apply for your work permit. You will not receive a refund if your application is refused.

You pay the same amount when you extend your permit as you do when you apply the first time.

Permit for studies Fee
Adult SEK 1,000
Child under the age of 18 SEK 500

Permit for relatives of persons who are applying for, or already have, a temporary permit for studies.

Permit for studies Fee
Adult SEK 1,000
Child under the age of 18 SEK 500

Paying online

If you apply at the Migration Board website, pay with a debit or credit card. Use the same method of payment if you are applying to extend your permit.

Paying at an embassy or consulate general

If you apply at an embassy or consulate general, pay your fee at the same time. Contact the embassy or consulate general to find out their fees and terms of payment, which will differ from those of the Migration Board.

See (http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/812_en.html)

Approval

The decision will be sent to the Swedish mission abroad that you specified in your web application or where you applied.

When the residence permit card is ready, the embassy or consulate general will hand out or send the card to you. Note that it may take up to four weeks after you receive your decision, to make the card and deliver it to the embassy or consulate general.

You may work

You may work over the same period as the residence permit. You do not need a special work permit.

The permit validity period

If the period of study is less than a year, you will be granted a residence permit which is valid for the length of the study period. You will be granted a residence permit for the intended study period but never for longer than your passport is valid. Residence permits are usually only granted for twelve months at a time. If you need to stay longer, e.g. because you need to resit an exam, you can apply for an extension to your residence permit.

For all other information and queries visit (http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/studera_en.html)