Most people have to pay a fee when applying for a residence permit to move to a close relative in Sweden. The fee will not be refunded if your application is rejected.
Appliction fees for residence permits
The application fees can be found on the Service Fee page
How to pay
If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card on the web.
If you are applying on a paper form, the application fee should be paid in the form of one money order or certified bank check, payable to the Embassy of Sweden OR to the Swedish Consulate that you submit your application to. If you are applying at the Embassy, the application fee can be paid in person with a credit card (not American Express).
The following persons can apply for a residence permit without having to pay a fee:
- Husbands, wives, registered partners or common-law spouses (cohabitees) and children under the age of 18 who are applying for a residence permit on the grounds of family ties to a foreign citizen who has received a residence permit as a refugee, as a person in need of protection or due to particularly distressing circumstances. Parents and siblings of children in need of protection and living in Sweden are not covered by the exemptions.
- Family members of EU/EEA citizens. (Please note that Swedes do not count as EU citizens in this context.)
- EU/EEA citizens
- Citizens of Switzerland and their family members
- Citizens of Japan.