If you hold a permanent or temporary work and residence permit, you are entitled to family reunification.
Family members include:
- your spouse, cohabiting partner or registered partner;
- your prospective spouse (intention to marry or enter into a cohabite relationship with a person who is resident in Sweden), or registered partner;
- minor children joining a parent, provided he/she has the necessary written consent;
- your close adult relatives in exceptional circumstances.
|After two years, your family members shall be granted a permanent residence permit. Grounds for rejection include:
|An EC long-term residence status may also be granted after five years of legal and continuous residence. The applicant must prove sufficient financial resources.