The regulations affecting UK citizens and their families have changed following the UK’s exit from the EU.
From 1 January 2021, the right of residence regulations no longer apply to UK citizens or their families. Your right to live in Sweden is now determined by the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement regarding the protection of the citizens concerned.
You and your family are entitled to live in Sweden under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement if you fulfil the following requirements:
When notifying the Swedish Tax Agency of your move to Sweden, you must be able to prove that you and your family have either been granted residence status by the Swedish Migration Agency, or have a residence status application that is currently under consideration. The Swedish Tax Agency will assess whether you currently have residence status, and whether it will remain valid.
Under the latest Swedish regulations, UK citizens and their families are required to have residence status to be entitled to live in Sweden under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement.
You must apply to the Swedish Migration Agency for residence status. If you are granted residence status, the Swedish Migration Agency will issue you with a permit. When notifying the Swedish Tax Agency of your move to Sweden, you must show us your residence status permit or confirmation of your application to the Swedish Migration Agency.
To be covered by the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, you must have been living in Sweden, with right of residence, at the end of the transition period: i.e. on 31 December 2020. Different rules apply to UK citizens who moved to Sweden after this date. As a rule, you need a residence permit if you moved to Sweden, or began your stay in Sweden, after 31 December 2020.
Immediate family members of individuals living in Sweden under the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement are exempt from the requirement to have been resident in Sweden at the end of the transition period. Such immediate family members are entitled to join a relative in Sweden under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, including those moving to Sweden after 31 December 2020.
In the context of the regulations, “immediate family members” refers to your parents, your children, and your spouse or cohabiting partner.
To retain your right to live in Sweden with residence status, you must fulfil the requirements of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement throughout your stay in Sweden. The requirements for residence status are largely the same as for right of residence.
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