Sweden: Application Period for Residence Status Extended for UK Nationals in Sweden

September 10, 2021

Key Points  

  • The Government of Sweden announced that it would extend the deadline for residence status for UK nationals and their family members from Sept. 30, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021

Overview

On Sept. 9, 2021, the Government Offices of Sweden announced that the country would extend the deadline for UK nationals and their families to apply for residence status. Under the conditions of the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU, UK nationals must apply for residence status or leave Sweden by Dec. 31, 2021. UK nationals are only eligible to apply for residence status if they and their family members moved to Sweden before Jan. 1, 2021.  

What are the Changes?  

Previously, UK nationals and their family members had until Sept. 30, 2021, to apply for residence status or formally legalize their stay in Sweden. Under this new announcement, individuals will have an additional three-month period to apply for residence status or remain in Sweden.  

Looking Ahead 

UK nationals and their family members must apply for residence status before Dec. 31, 2021, or their stay will become unlawful.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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