November 2, 2011

Sweden’s Migration Board (“Migrationsverket”) recently announced that accompanying dependents must present copies of their civil birth and marriage certificates along with authenticated English or Swedish translations.

What’s Changed?

Prior to now, filing dependent residence permit applications on behalf of accompanying family members required only simple copies of the civil marriage for the spouse and birth certificates for the children.

Under the Migration Board’s new guidance, copies of each accompanying family member’s civil certificate not already in English or Swedish must be accompanied by an English or Swedish translation authenticated by the Apostille Convention or a Swedish consular post.

ACTION ITEMS FOR EMPLOYERS

Assignees with family members should include additional processing time of at least one to two weeks for securing notarized English or Swedish translations from a certified translator in order to present to the appropriate authority to affix an Apostille or secure a legalization by the appropriate Swedish consular post.

This news alert was provided in coordination with our Swedish KGNM- Newcomer’s Relocation Sweden AB.

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