How to apply for a residence permit

Due to the corona situation, you must send your application for a temporary residence permit by mail instead of appearing in person at the police station. 

How to apply

  • Fill out the application form.
  • Attach a copy of your documents (only copies, no original documents).
  • Complete the checklist and attach it to the application (for those applications that have a checklist).
  • Send the application by mail to your police district. You can search for the address on the police´s website (external website). Remember to only send copies of your documents, never your original documents.

Application form

Fill in the application form for a permit for residence or work (pdf, 2,0 MB) and send your application form by mail. 


For this type of application there is no checklist. You only need to attach 

  • your passport

If you wish, you can also hand in documents which show that you have been a victim of abuse, for example:

  • a description of what you have been the victim of
  • a copy of the police report (if you reported your spouse/cohabitant)
  • a confirmation of your stay at a crisis centre
  • a medical certificate

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