The information on this page is primarily intended for nationals from India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.
For more detailed information about rules and requirements for obtaining a residence and/or work permit in Sweden as well as application forms, kindly refer to the website of the Migration Board (http://www.migrationsverket.se/).
Application forms for residence and/or work permits inlcuding visa insurance, are also available at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi, or at any of the Swedish Consulates in India, Nepal or the Maldives.
The application procedure below concerns:
- persons with an offer of employment in Sweden (including au pair/seasonal work,
performing artists and sportsmen/coaches)
- persons who intend to start a company or enter into a company partnership in
- persons who have been admitted for studies and as visiting researchers
- persons who intend to settle in Sweden by reason of family ties
PROCESSING TIME AND DECISION
When the Embassy has received the duly filled in application form an appointment for an interview will be given if the purpose of the application is to reunite with a family member. The waiting time for an interview is approx. three months. After the interview the application will be sent to the Migration Board in Sweden for decision. The applicant will be informed by the Embassy about the decision.
When the purpose of your visit is to work, attend studies or visit as a researcher the application will be sent to the Migration Board in Sweden directly, without an interview.
The processing time is approx. 2-6 weeks.
If the offer of employment exceeds three months a residence , and work permit is required. When the duration of work is less than three months a visa and work permit is required.
COLLECTION OF PASSPORT
If you are granted the permit you have applied for, it will be endorsed in your passport. You may collect the passport personally or send someone else with a letter of authority along with the receipt given by the Embassy. Your passport may also be returned to you by registerd mail a/d which is free of cost. If courier mail is preferred you are requested to cover the current fee. Kindly note that the Embassy/Consulate is responsible for the safety of your passport while it is kept in their offices, but not for mail service, i e postal or courier service.