A Schengen visa is required for persons of certain nationalities who wish to visit the Schengen countries. A Schengen visa can be issued for a maximum of 90 days. U.S citizens do not need a visa to visit Sweden if the visit is 90 days or less. Visa applications for travel to Sweden can be submitted to one of the VFS Global Visa Application Centers in the USA.
All Schengen visa application in the U.S should be submitted to VFS Global in the U.S. For more information about the process and how to schedule an appointment please visit the VFS Global website in the U.S.
All Schengen visa application in Canada should be submitted to VFS Global in Canada. For more information about the process and how to schedule an appointment please visit the VFS Global website in Canada.
To schedule an appointment at any of the below five Visa Application Centers, call (347) 329-2738 or book online at vfsglobal.se/USA.
VFS Global charges an additional service fee of $47.24 USD per application (This is in addition to the normal application fee).
Applications shall be lodged no more than six months before the start of the intended visit, and, as a rule, no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit.
In most cases, once a complete application has been received by the Embassy, a visa can be issued within 15 days. We do not expedite visa applications.
The biometric data is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), an IT-system that allows Schengen States to exchange data. The biometrics is saved for five years. For more information visit: ec.europa.eu
If you intend to visit several Schengen countries you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination (length of stay).
If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination (equal amount of days in each country) you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
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