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Tanzanian residents

To apply for your visa in Tanzania, you need to be a legally resident there. Your visa application should be submitted to the Visa Application Centre operated by VFS/FMC Tanzania at Maktaba Square Business Park, 4th Floor – Wing B, Plot No 75/27, Maktaba Street Dar es Salaam. The Swedish Embassy in Nairobi is responsible for Schengen visa application from Tanzania and will handle and make decision. The Swedish Embassy in Dar es Salaam will not handle any Schengen visa application. If your visa will be refused for any reason or you will be denied entry at the border to Schengen you will NOT be refunded. The Embassy cannot give any support if the border Police has rejected entry and will deport you back to your country of origin. Since the end of April the Embassy has noted a huge increase of Schengen visa applications. The increase has been unpredictable and the handling time for Schengen visa application is longer than usual and also the response time for emails has been affected.  The Embassy is sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Notable, visa cases will be handled within 15 calendar days, or longer if motivated, in accordance with the visa code. However, since the end of April the Embassy has noted a huge increase of Schengen visa applications. The increase has been unpredictable and the handling time for Schengen visa application is longer than usual and also the response time for emails has been affected.  The Embassy is sorry for the inconvenience caused.

 

The 15 days of handling time is of course excluding the transportation time between Tanzania and Kenya (normally 2-3 days each way). Since all Schengen visa applications will be received by VFS in Dar-es-Salaam and distributed to the Embassy in Nairobi twice a week, it is more important than ever that you apply in time! When your application has been decided, your passport will be sent back to VFS application center where you submitted your application. 

According to article 9 section 1 in the visa code, you should apply not less than 15 days before the planned visit begins. The 15 days is counted from when the application has arrvied to the Embassy in Nairobi. The 15 days is counted from when the Embassy has received the application. Consequently, you need to calculate with the transportation time when planning for your submission.

Please visit the following website for more information https://visa.vfsglobal.com/tza/en/swe

If you need more information about requirment etcetera please see below information www.swedenabroad.se/en/about-sweden-non-swedish-citizens/kenya/going-to-sweden/apply-for-a-visa/tanzania-residents/

 

Last updated 01 Jul 2022, 10.28 AM