Sweden & Iran

How to apply

You register your visa application online. You pay and book an appointment at the same time.

Click the link to watch a short film in farsi about how to book an appointment to apply for a Schengen visa.

Procedure regarding visa appointments  

All applicants have to fill out the online visa application, pay and make an appointment through the Migration Agency’s website at:

Swedish Migration Agency online application

If you have problem with online payment and you do not have international credit cards (e.g. Visa Card or MasterCard), you can still fill out online web application and book your appointment online yourself and then ask someone to assist you in online payment. For this, after registering your application, you need to give your username and passport to another person to log in and pay online for you through My page for e-visa .

If you cannot register and book an appointment on the Internet yourself, you are allowed to let the person you are visiting in Sweden to fill out and pay for the application, and book an appointment at the Embassy for you. Remember that the inviting person must have access to your personal information to be able to fill out the form, for example information in your passport like spelling of names, date of birth and passport number.

Please make sure all information in the application is filled out completely and correctly such as passport information and full names. 

In exceptional cases like attending funeral and other very urgent cases such as important and unforeseen business trips, it might be possible to get an appointment directly from the Embassy and hand in a paper application. In these cases, please contact the Embassy by e-mail (ambassaden.teheran-visum@gov.se) with documents showing why it is urgent and a copy of your passport, together with an explanation as to why it was not possible to apply online ahead of time.

Applying online 

You can register your application and book an appointment online together with your husband/wife and unmarried children under 18 years of age. Any other people you wish to travel with have to make their own online registration.

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have a valid passport, a medical travel insurance and have booked an air ticket. If you are invited by someone this person needs to prepare documentation.

Read more under Required documents.

2. Registering application via the Swedish Migration Agency's website

Visit the Swedish Migration Agency's website and read the instructions you need. You register, submit all your documents, pay and make an appointment at the Embassy online at:

Swedish Migration Agency online application

You have to book an appointment for every person applying. Please note that a scheduled appointment cannot be changed. If you don't visit the Embassy at your scheduled appointment for any reason, you have to register a new application and book a new appointment. The Embassy will not give you a new appointment if you miss the one you scheduled when you registered your application. You can check available times before booking the appointment in the Embassy's calendar.

Available appointments 

Before you begin 

Make sure that you:

  • have a valid e-mail address
  • are able to pay by Visa or MasterCard
  • use a computer which fulfills certain technical requirements – for further information see About the website
  • have access to the required attachments as electronic documents
  • register yourself as a user.

You must have access to e.g. Acrobat Reader in order for you to print a copy of your application.


Attaching documents is not mandatory but if you wish to do so, please notice the following:

  • Each document must not exceed 2 Megabytes (2 MB).
  • Only Latin characters are allowed in the filename.
  • We accept files in the following formats: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, png, rtf or txt.

In order to obtain a decision as soon as possible, it is advisable that your documents are translated into Swedish or English by an authorized translator. All documents that you submit must be legible. All documents should be brought in original when you visit the Embassy in Tehran.

How it works 

The application consists of a number of questions which you have to answer. Note that you cannot use your browser's (e.g. Internet Explorer's) buttons. Use only the buttons in the electronic form to move forward and backward between pages. You can apply on the same form for yourself and the family members (wife and/or unmarried children under the age of 18) that apply together with you. Other persons travelling together with you must make their own application. All steps in the application must be completed for the application to be submitted.

If you have started to register the electronic application it is possible to interrupt and save it after a certain number of steps. You can resume the registration and complete with attachments and payment. A temporary saved application is stored only for two days.

You have to print out, sign and turn in your application when you visit the Embassy at your scheduled appointment.

Register as a user 

In order to use the Swedish Migration Agency's electronic service you must first register as a user. You begin by accepting the conditions of use. When you register; enter your first name and surname and current e-mail address. A username and temporary password will be sent to you by e-mail. When you enter the application process you must change the temporary password. In the e-mail you will find a direct link to the application form.

The Migration Agency’s support team can help you if you have technical difficulties when using any of online services. This could be related to problems logging in, password questions or error messages.

Technical problems? Contact web support.

For more information about online applications please visit:

Swedish Migration Agency online application

3. Visit the Embassy

After registering your application and booking appointment online for your application to be processed, you must visit the Swedish Embassy in Tehran at the appointed time. To identify yourself you must bring your passport in original, be photographed and have fingerprints taken, sign your application and also present all the required documents in original. A personal visit at the Embassy is required also for all family members who are applying together with you.

Bring a print-out of the online application and the confirmation you received via e-mail with you when visiting the Embassy at the appointed time, together with the originals of the documents. If you do not bring all the documents, there is a risk that your application will be rejected. During the visit, you will be required to sign the application and may also be required to answer some additional questions. Furthermore, all applicants (from 12 years of age) must have his or her biometric information taken (ten fingerprints and a photograph).

Biometric data, along with the data provided in the Schengen visa application form, will be recorded in the VIS database and stored for 59 months. If the fingerprints have been taken within the 59 months after November 2015 and if usable, the fingerprints should not be retaken unless the applicant requires having their fingerprints retaken.

The following applicants are exempted from the requirement to give fingerprints:

  • children under the age of 12;
  • applicants who have applied for a Schengen visa within the past 59 months and then had their fingerprints taken
  • persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. If the fingerprinting of fewer than 10 fingers is possible, the maximum number of fingerprints shall be taken;
  • heads of State or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organisations for an official purpose;
  • sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organisations for an official purpose.

All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must visit the Embassy.

You can find the address of the Embassy here: Contact.

Please note that applications are only processed inside the Embassy building and not in any other location. 

4. Wait for the decision

When you submit your visa application you will receive a receipt with information about when your decision will be ready. On that day you are welcome to come to the Embassy to collect your decision.