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Applying for a visa as temporary visitor

Important information regarding Schengen visa applications to Sweden

From March 22, 2024 Schengen visa applications must be submitted to the VFS Global office in Tokyo. The Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo will no longer receive and process Schengen visa applications.

VFS Global Office will forward Schengen visa applications to the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok for handling and decision making.

Please visit the website of VFS Global | vfsglobal - vfsglobal for information and to book appointment for your application. Contact details to VFS Global in Tokyo are the following:

Telephone number: 05054337978
Telephone hours: 09.00-15.00
E-mail address: info.swejp@vfshelpline.com

VFS Global is open from Monday to Friday between 09.00 and 15.00. For information on which public holidays the office is closed, please visit the website of VFS Global.

Please note that you will have to visit VFS Global’s office in order to submit your Schengen visa application.

Visitor’s address until 17 May, 2024:
4F SANKI Shiba Kanasugibashi Bldg, 1-4-3 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0014

Visitor’s address from 20 May, 2024:
Hamarikyu Parkside Place Bldg. 8F, 5-6-10, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045

For information on how to apply for Schengen visa application, please contact VFS Global in Tokyo. For information about your application and processing time, please contact the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok.


Japanese citizens who go to Sweden as temporary visitors such as tourists can stay without a visa for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 day period.

List of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Sweden