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Apply for a Visa

If you want to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), you may need a visa.

How to apply

To improve the service available to those applying for a visa, the embassy cooperates with VFS Global. You present your application in person to VFS Global, and they can also provide you with information and other kinds of service. When the decision has come through you collect your passport along with the visa if approved from the VFS Global office. Applying at VFS Global will be the easiest and most convenient way to apply.

Where to apply

You can apply at any of the VFS offices or at the Embassy in New Delhi if you can show that you are residing in India (also applicable for Indian Nationals).

Visa applications can be submitted in nine of VFS Global´s application centers in India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Whitefield, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. Check the VFS Global website for the application centre’s address and opening hours and for other practical information. Click here for VFS Global website.

VFS Global charge a service fee EUR 12.75 (inclusive of Service tax) per application over and above the visa application fee. For more information on service fee please visit VFS Global website.

A decision on your application will normally be available  within 15 calender days. Please note that applications can be lodged no more than six months before the start of the intended stay (nine months for seafarers).

Group Application

A group exceeding more than 10 applications in number, for submission in India, must contact the Embassy well in advance for smooth process.

Sri Lanka

If you live in Sri Lanka and wish to apply for a visa to travel to Sweden, you should contact the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo.

Bhutan

If you live in Bhutan and wish to apply for a visa to travel to Sweden, you should contact the Danish Embassy in New Delhi.

Maldives

If you live in Maldives and wish to apply for a visa to travel to Sweden, you should contact the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.

Please note that Embassy of Sweden does not have any accredited travel agent.

AVOID OTHER PEOPLE SELLING SERVICES

Please note that the embassy only cooperates with VFS Global. The embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy or the VFS Global office who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.

If you find that any of the Embassy or VFS Global staff offer you a visa for money (in addition to the visa fee), for other favours or else behave in a corrupt way please send an email to ambassaden.new-delhi@gov.se