Simon’s temporary two year residence permit in Sweden is about to run out soon and I’ve therefore started looking into what we need to do to extend it. You don’t get a reminder from the Migration Board when your permit is about to run out, you have to keep track of it yourself and apply for an extension of your permit before your current permit expires.
The application for the extension will not be processed until your current permit expires. But if you’ve submitted your application for an extension before then, you’re allowed to stay in Sweden until the Migration Board has reached a decision. Your also allowed to keep working while the application is being processed.
Even though the Migration Board normally will grant you a permanent residence permit if you’ve lived together with your partner for two years or longer, you and your partner will still be called to an interview. What a pain!
An application can either be handed in personally to a Migration Board office or be sent in per snail mail. This is what you need for your application:
- Form – Application for residence permit to settle in Sweden, No. 161011 (pdf)
- Form – Family details – Appendix to your application Form No 239011 (pdf)
- A civic registration certificate (familjebevis) – ordered from Skatteverket, can be ordered online as well.
If you’re not married you’ll need a certificate both for yourself and your sambo.
- A copy of your passport – showing your identity and the period of validity
- Receipt showing the payment of the 1500 SEK application fee – if you pay through the internet, you can print out the proof of payment and send it in.
Seems to be some work ahead of us for this so I think we better get started….