Entry ban and what to consider before submitting
Temporary entry ban to Sweden
The Swedish Government have announced that the entry ban ends 31st March, meaning that no corona specific entry restrictions will be in effect from 1 April 2022. Regular rules for entry to Sweden will then be applied.
Please note that
- Rules and application can change over time, and it is the traveler’s responsibility to get updated information from official sources, such as the Swedish government’s website and this site.
The Schengen Borders Code, will first and foremost apply for the crossing of borders. This means that valid travel documents must be carried in the form of a passport or national ID card , as well as a valid visa, if needed.. It is primarily the traveller’s responsibility to prove their right to enter, based on citizenship.
In order to go to Sweden you may need a visa or a residence permit. On these pages you can find information about how to apply for a visa or a residence permit through the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi.
What to consider before you submit your application, in general
- Visa: If you want to visit Sweden and your stay will be less than 90 days you may need to apply for a visa. Somali Nationals, but only holders of Diplomatic passport, can also apply for a visa. More information can be found on the Embassy’s website, www.swedenabroad.com/nairobi and of our visa application centre, www.vfsglobal.se/Kenya/Index.html. Please note, that you should submit your application for Schengen visa at VFS Visa application Centers in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka, Addis Abeba, Abuja and Lagos, and Pretoria (including Durban and Cape Town), depending wher you are residing. However, the locations might be temporary closed due to the pandemic, public holidays or other circumstances.
Residence permits to Sweden
The embassy advices that you submit your application for residence permit online.
Since 3 May 2021, the procedure for those who submit a paper application in order to apply for a residence permit to move to a family member in Sweden has been changed. Paper applications, submitted from 3 May 2021, will now be handled in the same way as an application in the e-service (online application). This means that there will no longer be an interview in connection with the paper application being submitted.
The Embassy will only receive the application, application fee and related documents and forward it to the Swedish Migration Agency. Once the Swedish Migration Agency has started to process your case, the applicant for a residence permit will receive a notification to make an appointment for an interview at the Embassy. In connection with that visit, the applicant will also be photographed, provide fingerprints and passport and other original documents will be checked. This information and more can be found at the Swedish Migration Agency’s website: www.migrationsverket.se .
If you apply for a residence permit to move to someone in Sweden and submit your application in the e-service, all information will be received by the Swedish Migration Agency directly. The processing can then begin more quickly as the application does not need to be sent to Sweden from the Embassy.
For those who cannot apply in the e-service (internet application), it is possible to give a power of attorney to the person you are moving to. He or she can then submit the application in the e-service for you.
Please find the form on this link: https://www.migrationsverket.se/download/18.4100dc0b159d67dc61478e2/1574955658362/Fullmakt_en_107011.pdf
If you still need to submit your application directly at the Embassy, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , after you have filled in an application and have all the required documents available.
Book an interview: If you have applied online you will only be able to book an interview, or any other appointment, if the Swedish Migration Agency has requested that you do so. Make sure to add your control number or dossier number when you contact the Embassy.
Swedish citizen: If your question concerns your Swedish citizenship (need for a new ordinary Swedish Passport, driving license, id-card, support related to distress etcetera), you need to contact the Consular section of the Embassy on email@example.com.
GDPR: In accordance with new regulations the Embassy of Sweden has adopted a new policy to protect personal data. The Embassy is responsible for ensuring that your personal data is processed in accordance with the applicable legislation. Technical and organisational measures are taken to ensure that all information processed by missions abroad is protected from unauthorised access, changes or destruction. You are always entitled to present any complaints concerning a mission’s processing of your personal data. You can either contact the Embassy directly or contact the data protection officer. You can also lodge a complaint with the Swedish Data Protection Authority.
For more information and contact details, please refer to www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/kenya-nairobi/about-us/GDPR/.
Information in Somali:
Waad ku mahadsantahay inaad la xiriirtay Qeybta Socdaalka iyo Visa ee Safaaradda Iswidhan ee Nairobi. Fadlan dib ha uso dirin emaylkanha waa caddayn in aannu helnay. Waxaan uga jawaabi doonnaa shaqsi ahaan sida ugu dhaqsibadan emaylkaaga. Dhanka kale, fadlan tixraac macluumaadka hoose.
Fiiso: Haddii aad rabto inaad soo booqato Iswidhan oo joogistaada uu ka yaraani
doono 90 maalmood oo aad haysato Baasaboorka Dibloomaasiga ah ee Soomaaliya fadlan la xiriir Safaaradda.
Ogolaanshaha deganaanshaha ee Iswidhan:
Safaaradda waxay kugula talineysaa inaad ku soo gudbiso dalabkaaga sharciga daganaanshaha qadka tooska ah. Markaad sameyso arji khadka tooska ah, waxaa lagu siinayaa tilmaamo cad oo ku xilsaaran sida loo buuxiyo foomka dalabka, iyo waxaad ubaahantahay inaad ku dhejiso. Way fududahay inaad wax si sax ah u hesho isla marka aad bilowdo hawsha, taas oo macnaheedu yahay in aad hesho dhakhso go'aan.
Macluumaadkan iyo waxbadan kale waxaa laga heli karaa websaydhka Hay'adda laanta Socdaalka: www.migrationsverket.se
Ballansashada waraysiga: Haddii aad ku codsatay khadka tooska ah waxaad awood u yeelankartaa inaad ballansato wareysiga, ama ballan kale haddii Hay'adda Socdaalka ay codsatay inaad sidaas sameyso. Hubso inaad kudarto lambarkaaga kontaroolka ama lambarka kiiska.
Muwaadiniinta iswiidhishka: Haddii aad qabtid wax su'aalo ah oo ku saabsan muwaadin iswiidhish ah, waxaad u baahan tahay inaad la xiriirto qunsuliyada safaaradda kaas oo aad kala xiriiri karto firstname.lastname@example.org
GDPR: Iyado la raacayo xeerarka cusub safaaradda Iswiidan waxay qaadatay siyaasad cusub oo lagu ilaalinayo xogta shaqsiyadeed. Safaaraddu waxay mas’uul ka tahay inay hubiso in macluumaadkaaga shaqsiga ah loo farsameeyo si waafaqsan qaanuunka lagu dabaqi karo. Tallaabooyin farsamo iyo abaabul ayaa la qaadi doonaa si loo hubiyo in dhammaan macluumaadka ay ku hawlgalaan hawlgallada dibedda laga ilaaliyo soo galitaan aan sharci ahayn, beddelaad ama burburin. Had iyo jeer waxaad xaq u leedahay inaad soo bandhigto wax kasta cabashooyinka ku saabsan howsha howlgalka ee xogtaada shaqsiyeed. Waxa aad si toos ah u la xariiri kartaa safaaradda ama sarkaalka ilaalinta xogta macluumaadka. Waxaad sidoo kale soo xarayn kartaa cabashadaada maamulka ilaalinta xogta iswishika.
Macluumaad dheeri ah iyo faahfaahinta xiriirka, fadlan tixraac: