Sweden is one of the most underrated European Study Abroad destination. With Quality Education, after studies possibilities and an opportunity to study and live in one of the happiest countries in the world is something unmissable. Eight of the universities in Sweden are ranked among the top universities of the world. If you are looking forward to studying in Sweden, you will require a resident permit to stay in the country. Here is all you need to know about student visa in Sweden and resident permit.
If the program one has applied to is for less than three months, and you are a Non-EU student, a study permit is required. The fees for this entry visa would be 60 euros. Students are required to have a full-time acceptance in a university in Sweden, and they should be able to prove that they can support themselves for the duration of the stay.
If one is going for a bachelor’s or Masters in Sweden, these would be the course of application. Students pursuing courses for more than 90 days in Sweden require a residence permit to study and live in Sweden. Given below are the requirements and step by step process to study in Sweden Student Visa:
1. To be eligible for a residence permit in Sweden, one is required to have successfully applied and accepted at a university in Sweden, and have paid the required fees for the course.
2. The next step is to prepare the supporting documents required alongside the application. Here is the list of supporting documents for the student residence permit in Sweden:
3. If the documents are in another language, they must be translated into English or Swedish.
4. Once you have all the documents and duly filled application with you, submit the application on Sweden Resident Permit Application.
5. The final step is to pay the application fees for the Student Visa/Residence permit in Sweden. The Application Fees for the Residence Permit in Sweden is 1000 SEK / 95 EUR / 106 USD approximately.
The Processing Time for the Visa in Sweden is around three months, and that is why students should be applying for the Sweden Visa as soon as they pay the fees at the university they have been selected into.
Students are required to go through a visa interview for the Swedish residence permit, or students visa. Students are required to book an appointment with the Swedish Embassy for the interview and appear for an interview. The visa questions will include general questions of introduction, questions about the course and university the student has chosen.
Permanent Residence in Sweden can be achieved after a certain period of stay in the country. The general requirement for the PR in Sweden is to stay in the country continuously, without any break for five consecutive years, on a valid residence permit from the Swedish Immigration. International students can extend their residence permit in Sweden once their studies are over, and look for a permanent skilled job in the country. The whole period of studying in Sweden is not counted in the five years, as that is a temporary residence permit.
Spouse and unmarried children under the age of 18 can be allowed to join the student in Sweden under the residence permit. If the residence permit for the student visa holder is more than six months, the dependent/spouse is allowed to have a work permit. The monetary requirements for spouse or dependent are 3500 SEK for an adult and 2100 SEK for children. A document proving the relationship with the student visa holder is required along with other general document requirements. They also need to pay a separate application fee for the Sweden Student Visa for dependents/spouse.
There are no separate language requirements for the student visa in Sweden. The Universities in Sweden might ask for test scores like IELTS and TOEFL. The embassy, on the other hand, will also ask only for the acceptance letter from the university. However, during the visa interview, if the officials are not content with the student’s English Language Proficiency, they might ask for a reappearance.
International students are allowed to work in Sweden for part-time jobs while their programs at the universities in Sweden are going on. The students can also stay back and find a job after the program is over for up to six months. During the breaks, the students are allowed to work for full time. To work in Sweden, students are required to have a personal identification number or coordination number. Students can obtain that from a Swedish tax office called Skatteverket.
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