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How to apply

You can apply for a Schengen visa at VFS Global in Pristina. 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. To hand in an application you need to book an appointment through VFS Global online.

Please read through the following steps with information about how you apply for a visa. If you apply for a visa at VFS Global, you can also visit their web page for information on how to apply and what documentation that is required, see: http://visa.vfsglobal.com/xkx/en/swe/

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal information you need. You can find checklists for your kind of visit below this text on this page. 

When you are applying for a visa you need to submit the application form in original and it must be signed by you. Remaining documents can be scanned, faxed or copied. However, when submitting your application, you must be able to present all national/local documents from Kosovo in original. When asked to do so by the Embassy, you must be able to present any of the original documents originating from Sweden.

2. Make an appointment

Make an appointment online to hand in your application at VFS Global in Pristina here: http://visa.vfsglobal.com/xkx/en/swe/

3. Visit VFS Global

When visiting VFS Global at the appointed time, please bring a completely filled out application form, together with all the additional required documents. See checklists below for information about the required documentation in your case. If you do not have all the documents with you, there is a risk that your application will be rejected. Make sure you bring credit card to pay for the fee. Read more about what fee you need to pay under ‘Fees’  in the menue below.

Every person that is applying for a visa – including children – must visit VFS Global in person. For minors both parents/guardians must be present. 

VFS Global is located at Lidhja e Prizrenit Str. No 22, 10000 Pristina.

4. After the decision

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.

If you have handed in your application at VFS Global: You will be informed by VFS Global when your passport and copy of the decision are ready for collection at their office. Please contact them for more information about this procedure.

If you have handed in you application at the Embassy:

If your visa application is granted: The Embassy will call you and inform you that you have been granted a visa. If your application is granted, you have to visit the Embassy to get a visa sticker inserted into your passport. During the visit, you can, if you wish, obtain a copy of the decision.

If your visa application has been rejected: If your application is rejected, the Embassy will send the decision to you by post.


Below you can find checklists in English and Albanian with information about which documentation that is needed in your case. You can also download the Schengen visa application form. The invitation form that should be filled out by the person you are planning to visit in Sweden (only family/friends visits) can be found at the Swedish Migration Agency's webpage. 

Urgent applications for visa

If you need to apply urgently for visa, for example due to funerals, serious illnesses or urgent business reasons, please contact the embassy at ambassaden.skopje-visum@gov.se. Please attach relevant documentation supporting that you need to apply urgently. Please note that celebrations, such as weddings or birthday celebrations are not considered to be urgent cases. 

Last updated 27 Sep 2023, 8.45 AM