Sweden & Iran


If you think the decision you have been given is not correct, you can appeal it. The appeal must be in writing, signed by you, and must be presented at or arrive at the Embassy no later than three weeks after the date you received the decision.

How to appeal

To appeal against the decision made on your visa case, you should write a letter in Swedish or English (if it is in Farsi it must be translated into Swedish or English). You must sign the appeal.

This appeal must state:

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.

Your appeal should be submitted to the Embassy of Sweden in Tehran through mail or e-mail.

Please 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 authorised to represent you (power of attorney). The power of attorney document must be signed by you and submitted in original together with your appeal.

After sending the appeal

After receiving your appeal, it is the Embassy that initially decides whether to review the decision. The Embassy will verify that the appeal came in on time and will go over the case again. If more than 3 weeks have passed, the appeal will be rejected; in that case you will have to submit a new visa application.

If the Embassy changes the decision

If the Embassy finds that the decision could be changed, you will be contacted. The decision can be changed if new information comes in or if the Embassy considers the decision to be wrong. In that case you will be notified, and the entry visa placed in your passport.

If the Embassy does not change the decision, it will be forwarded

If the appeal came in on time and the Embassy sees no reason to change the decision, the case will be forwarded as soon as possible. Your application, the decision, and all other documents submitted in the case will be sent to the Administrative Court in Stockholm. The Administrative Court then makes a decision and notifies you at the address you specified in the application or in the appeal.

After the case has been handed over to the court, all questions about the case should be addressed to them. You find their contact information here.

How long will it take

After receiving the appeal, if the Embassy wants to change its decision, you will be contacted in a few days.

But if the Embassy decides not to change its decision and forwards it to the Migration Court in Sweden, the waiting time would be longer. In that case you can contact Migration Court at:

Förvaltningsrätten i Stockholm (domstol.se)