Extend residence permit

Apply on-line at the Swedish Migration Agency’s web site. An application should not be done earlier than one month before your current residence permit expires.


Extend residence permit for the second year of the Master Programme
If you meet the criteria for acceptable progress in your studies you should print all required documents by yourself. Use the on-line services "Create transcript of records" and “Create certificate of registration” at the Student Portal. You will be re-directed to Student Ladok, select "Get certificate". You also need to attach your Notification of selection results (see below) to your application. The Swedish Migration Agency will acknowledge these documents.​

Extend residence permit for completing the master thesis 
If you need an extended residence permit for completing your master thesis, the supervisor should issue the certificate below. The certificate should be included in your application to support your academic results and explain your study situation. Forward it to your supervisor for completion, printing and signing. 
Extend residence permit for completing courses
If you have unfinished courses after two years of studies you need to contact your Student Guidance Councellor who can issue the required certificate below. The certificate should be included in your application to support your academic results and explain your study situation. Forward it to your Student Guidance Councellor for completion, printing and signing.

Notification of selection results
The official notification of selection results is available on your account at universityadmissions.se, and serves as an official document in your application.

Keep in mind
The certificates inform about your studies and study situation. The decision about residence permit is made by the Swedish Migration Agency. For questions about the application process, contact the Swedish Migration Agency.

Study break
If you consider to take a study break, please note that the requirements from the Swedish Migration Agency for acceptable progress in your studies does not change, regardless of a registered study break.
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Published: Thu 12 Nov 2009. Modified: Wed 27 Jun 2018