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Information for holders of a visa issued by Sweden
You (or another person dispatched by you) must always immediately upon delivery of the passport with the visa sticker inserted check that the printed information on the sticker is correct. The Swedish Authorities cannot at a later stage be held liable, if a mistake has occurred when printing the visa sticker.
How to read your visa sticker
DURATION OF STAY………DAYS indicates the number of days, you can stay in the Schengen area. The days should be counted from the date you enter the Schengen area (the entry stamp) to the date you exit the Schengen area (the exit stamp), i.e. both days included.
The period of time between “FROM …UNTIL” is usually longer than the number of days printed in the “DURATION OF STAY” field. The difference in period is meant to give you flexibility to plan your entry into and exit from the Schengen area, but your stay in the Schengen area must never exceed the exact number of days in the “DURATION OF STAY …DAYS” field. No matter how many days you have stayed in the Schengen area, you must leave no later than the date printed in the "UNTIL" field.
Travel Medical Insurance
Unless otherwise indicated, you should be in possession of a travel medical insurance (with a cover of at least EUR 30,000) when entering the Schengen area. The insurance must be valid during your entire stay in the Schengen countries.
When entering and staying in the Schengen area, you must at all times be able to present documentation that you have the necessary means for your stay and for the return trip or that you are able to obtain these means in a legal manner. As a main rule, SEK 450 per day is adequate if you are going to stay in a hotel, if you are going to stay with a friend or relative the amount of SEK per day considered sufficient can be lower, the same applies if you have paid the lodging in advance. As regards the return trip, you must be in possession of a valid return ticket or sufficient money to purchase a ticket.
If you are invited by a host or a company in Sweden or other represent country, it is advisable to bring the invitation form.
Consequences of overstaying and misuse of visa
Misuse of a visa may have severe consequences, as it will result in a high risk of you being refused from obtaining a new visa to any Schengen member state.