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Visit for longer than 90 days Ethiopia

If you wish to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you need to apply for residence permit for a visit

If you want to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you can apply for a visitor’s permit. To be eligible for a visitor’s permit, you must

  • be able to support yourself during the time you will be in Sweden
  • have a valid passport (the passport must be valid for at least three months after the end date of the visit)
  • have a return ticket or money to buy a ticket

You need to submit additional documents, depending on what the purpose of your trip is. You can find information regarding the required documents at the Swedish Migration Agency's website

Applications for visitor's permits can be handed in digitally. This applies only to persons that are outside Sweden. You can apply and pay the application fee by using this e-service. When you conclude your application in the e-service, you will be directed to a page where you book an appointment for a physical visit at the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa. During this visit you will show your passport and conclude your application with an interview. You will also give your fingerprints and have your photo taken.

Applications for visitor's permit is always sent to Swedish Migration Agency, where the decision is made. The purpose of the trip must be to visit Sweden and not to settle there.

If you are unable to apply online, which is strongly recommended, you can email the Embassy to get an appointment to submit the application at the Embassy. Kindly send an email to ambassaden.addis-abeba-visum@gov.se  and state what the purpose of your visit to Sweden will be. Also state your name, citizenship, and spoken language/s.

Last updated 20 Mar 2024, 3.01 PM