If you want to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you need to apply for a visitor’s permit.
If you already have an ongoing application for residence permit in Sweden, check the Swedish Migration Agency’s recommendations before you decide to apply for a visitor's permit.
How do I apply?
Your application is submitted to the Embassy of Sweden in Rome through a personal visit. You need to book an appointment before you visit the Embassy.
Most people must pay a fee when applying for a visitor's permit. Information about fees can be found on the Swedish Migration Agency’s website. The fee can be paid with credit card or in cash.
What documents do I need?
The following documents are required when applying for a visitor's permit:
Who decides my case?
The Embassy will register your application and then send it to the Swedish Migration Agency for decision.
How long does it take to get a decision?
You can check the handling times on the Swedish Migration Agency’s website.
If your application is denied?
If you are not granted the permit, you have the possibility to appeal against the decision. Instructions on how to appeal are found in the decision. Information on the Swedish Migration Agency’s website.
If your are granted the permit?
If you have been granted a visitor’s permit, you will receive a residence permit card.
If you have already had your fingerprints and photograph registered, the card will be ordered automatically and delivered to the Embassy. You will be contacted when the card is ready to be collected by you.
If you haven’t had your fingerprints and photograph registered yet, but you can enter Sweden without a visa (e.g. you have a valid residence permit in Italy), you can book an appointment with the Swedish Migration Agency.
If you need your Swedish residence permit card to enter Sweden, you need to book an appointment with the Embassy to have your fingerprints and photograph registered.