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New stricter residence permit procedure

From 1 November 2022, the application procedure for a Swedish residence permit has become stricter. Here is information on the change, and how you can apply for a residence permit.

The Swedish Migration Agency has significantly changed the application procedure for students applying for a residence permit. From 1 November 2022, you must book an appointment and show your passport at an embassy or consulate-general if you need a residence permit for studies in Sweden.

Below are some links for your information:

KTH understand that in certain countries and regions, this new procedure will have a huge impact on exchange students’ possibility to apply for a residence permit, as there might not be a Swedish embassy or consulate-general handling residence permits in a city close by or even in the same country.

The Swedish universities have voiced their concerns to the Government and have asked them to reconsider this change.

Please let us know if you have any further questions by sending an email to .