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Sweden & Indonesia

Less than 90 days – apply for a visa

Submission of Schengen visa applications and collection of passports is through VFS Global . The visa applications are sent to the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok for decision. A decision will normally be made within 15 days.

VFS Global can be found in Indonesia in Jakarta and Bali:

Applications for Schengen visas can be lodged as early as 6 (six) months prior to the start of the intended visit. For Seafarers in the performance of their duties, applications can be lodges no more than 9 (nine) months before the intended date of entry to the Schengen area.More general information about Schengen visas is also available at the Swedish Migration Agency’s website.

Schengen visas are valid for visits under 90 days. If you intend to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you should apply for a Visitor’s Permit

Contact the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok for information on Schengen visas: http://www.swedenabroad.com/bangkok or e-mail to migration.bangkok@gov.se.

Checklist for applicants residing in Indonesia


Private visit


Transit/Transit of Seafarers

Other relevant forms

Schengen Visa Application Form Swedish 

Schengen Visa Application Form English 

Invitation Form Swedish

Invitation Form English

EU/EEA family members applying for a visa to enter the Schengen area

A family member of an EU/EEA citizen has the right to free movement, to travel to the EU/EEA-area together with family member or join to family member in the area to settle there, in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC. More information at Migrationsverket:Right of resi­dence for an EU/​​EEA citi­zen's family who are EU/​​EEA citi­zens.


For information about the current fees please visit Migrationsverket: Appli­ca­tion fees for entry visas and visi­tor's permit.

The fee is paid in different currencies depending on from what country you apply. If you have any questions regarding the fee or exchange rate for your country, you may contact VFS Global for Schengen visas and the Embassy for visitor's permit.

The fee in the local currency is also displayed on VFS Global's website for the respective countries and updated by the Embassy on a regular basis, in the event of any major shift in the exchange rate. 

VFS Global charges a service fee per application, in addition to the above fee for the visa. 

The following are exempted from paying the visa fee:

  • Children under six years of age.
  • School pupils, students, research students and accompanying teachers on study or training trips.
  • Third-country researchers travelling for the purpose of pursuing scientific research.
  • Representatives of non-governmental organizations who are aged 25 or under, who take part in seminars, conferences, sports events, cultural events or educational events organized by NGOs.
  • Family members of an EU or EEA citizen if they are to move to the family member in Sweden or travelling on a short journey to prepare for a move together with the family member in Sweden. Read more about which individuals are counted as family members of EU citizens on the Swedish Migration Agency's website. Please note that relatives and family members of Swedish citizens have to pay a fee.

Biometric data

All visa applicants will be required to provide their biometric data (fingerprints and photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa. It is normally a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.


If your visa application has been refused, it's possible to appeal the decision. You get information in the decision as to why your application was rejected. If you received a decision you are not satisfied with, you can submit a written appeal no later than three (3) weeks from the day you received the decision. 

If more than 3 weeks have passed since you received the decision, the appeal will be rejected by the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok. 

Checklist for appealing: 

  • Which decision you wish to appeal.
  • How you want the decision to be changed.
  • Your name, date of birth, postal address, email address and telephone number.
  • Any circumstances or evidence/proof that that you have not previously submitted that you wish to add to your case.

Please write your appeal in Swedish or English. Do not send your appeal several times or in different ways.

If someone else (other than you, the applicant) signs the appeal on your behalf, that person must be authorized to represent you with a power of attorney.

Applicants residing in Timor Leste
Timorese who travel to Sweden as temporary visitors, for tourism, business trips or conferences, can stay without a visa for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 days period.

Applicants from other countries
You can apply at VFS Global Indonesia if you can show that you have legally residence or/and work permit in Indonesia instead of a visa.

Regarding agencies
Please note that the Embassy only cooperates with VFS Global. The Embassy has nothing to do with sellers or agencies outside the premises of the Embassy or the VFS Global offices, who offer services. No agencies can influence either the processing period or the decision.

Misuse and overstay of Schengen visas

You must leave the Schengen area before the period of stay that is allowed by your Schengen visa expires. Misuse and overstay may result in deportation, getting banned from entering the Schengen area for a specific amount of time and difficulties in obtaining a new visa in the future.