Sweden & North Macedonia

Applying for a visa to Sweden

If you want to visit Sweden and you are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need to apply for a visa. Neither citizens of North Macedonia nor citizens of Albania who possess a biometric passport require a visa to visit Sweden up to 90 days. All citizens of Kosovo, however, require visas to enter Sweden.


The Embassy of Sweden in Skopje is processing visa applications for persons residing in Albania, Croatia, Kosovo and North Macedonia who wish to visit Sweden. The embassy is also processing visa applications for persons residing in North Macedonia who intend to visit Norway. 

To improve the service available to those applying for a visa, the embassy cooperates with VFS Global in Pristina. You present your application in person to VFS Global at their office in Pristina. VFS Global can also provide you with information and other kinds of service. When the decision has been made, after about 5-15 days, you collect your passport and your visa at the VFS Global office.

The following categories may lodge their application directly at the Embassy:

  • Applicants who are family members (spouse, registered partner, dependent child under the age of 21) of other (not Swedish) EU/EEA nationals, if they travel together or visit them.


Appointments to apply for a visa (both at the VFS Global office and at the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje) has to be made before visiting VFS Global or the Embassy. The appointments are made only by booking online with VFS. 

The waiting time for handling a visa application varies due to number of slots available and numbers of applications at the moment. Therefore, please make sure you contact VFS Global well in advance before your planned trip. A visa application can be submitted up to six months  before the planned entry to Schengen. It is the main destination of your trip to Schengen that decides which member state you should lodge your application at.

VFS Global charge a fee of 42 EUR per application (over and above the visa fee) for their services and visa applications. There is information that applicants pay higher fees than 42 euro, this is not correct! The Embassy cooperates with VFS and the only mandatory fee is 42 euro, in addition to the visa fee. We advise you not to contact any other agency, only VFS. 

Check the VFS Global’s website for the application centre’s address, opening hours and information about what documentation you need to submit in connection with the application. 

Welcome to VFS Global | vfsglobal

You can also find more information about the necessary documentation here.

The Embassy of Sweden in Skopje is the authority that will process the application and make the decision in the case. 

If you have any questions regarding visa matters you can also contact the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje, through email ambassaden.skopje-visum@gov.se or phone tel. +389 2 3297 898, open Monday-Thursday 11.00-12.00h. 

The Embassy of Sweden in Pristina cannot assist in visa matters. 

All Schengenvisa applications are assessed according to the rules in the Schengen visa codex. If you want to know more about the Schengen visa policy, you can read about it at the EU commission's web page: Migration and Home Affairs Visa policy (europa.eu)