Sweden & Romania

How to apply for a visa - book an appointment

Please be informed that Romanian citizens as well as citizens from Moldova with biometrical passports do not need visas to travel to Schengen countries.

If you want to visit Sweden and you are not an EU citizen, you may need to apply for a visa.

List of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Sweden.

You have to book an online appointment by using this link

In order to apply for a visa, you need to submit your application documents in person at the Swedish Embassy in Bucharest. A decision on your application will be available after about 15 days. 

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have arranged for a passport and medical travel insurance and have booked an air ticket (although we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted), and you must also have an invitation from the person you will be visiting in Sweden.

Read more under ‘Required documents’ below.

2. Pay the application fee

We only accept payment with bank card. The payment is made when you visit the Embassy. Consular fees

3. Visit the embassy

Bring the completed application form, all the required documents. The forms must be completed in either Swedish or English. The documents should be in original and presented with a copy. If you do not have all the documents with you, there is a risk that your application will be rejected. During the visit, you may be required to answer some additional questions.

All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must visit the embassy.

4. Wait for the decision

It may take up to 15 days to get a decision. When a decision has been taken, we will notify you by a phonecall. You may thereafter pay a visit to the Embassy to collect the decision.

Please note that nationals of some countries are required to go through a mandatory prior consultation procedure during the assessment of the visa application. This is to check whether any Member States has an objection for issuing a uniform visa. The procedure takes approximately 7-12 days to finalize.

A comprehensive list of citizens subject to consultation is found in annex 16 to the Visa Code.

Required documents

The forms must be completed in either Swedish or English. The documents should be in original. 

You must have:

  • A completed and signed application form no. 119031, Application for Schengen Visa.
  • A passport or other valid travel document, which should
    - be valid for at least three months after your departure from the Schengen area
    - contain at least two empty pages
    - have been issued during the past ten years.
  • Individual medical insurance covering the cost of emergency treatment and transport home for medical reasons. It should cover at least € 30000 and be valid in all Schengen countries.
  • Enough money to support yourself during your stay. In general, Sweden requires you to have SEK 450 per day/person. The required amount may be less if for instance you have paid for board and lodging in advance or live with friends or relatives. The Embassy requires proof that you can support yourself, e.g. in the form of a statement of account from your bank or a wage specification for the past three months. It may also be a statement from your current employer. If the person who is inviting you to Sweden will be paying for your support, you must show in the same way that he/she has enough money to do so. 
  • A copy of your air ticket booking (we advise you not to pay for any air tickets before your visa has been granted) and a hotel reservation.
  • Documents that are specifically associated with the type of visit you are planning. Check under the relevant heading here.
  • If your are a student in Romania, you need to bring a document from the school/university which shows the period you are enrolled.
  • A recently taken passport photo. 
  • The Embassy migth require additional documents from the applicant. 

If your visa application is to be considered, you must have all the documents listed above.

If you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – additional documents as described here: 

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden as a minor, you need the documents listed below. Minors are anyone under 18 years of age.

Bring the following documents in original with one copy. If the documents are issued in another language than English, Swedish or Romanian, you need to have a certified translation attached.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants. Read more under ‘Required documents’. Visa applications for minors must be signed by their custodians.
  • The consent of the custodian or guardian. If there is only one custodian, a document showing that this is the case must be attached to the application.
  • Birth certificate of the applicant.
  • Copies of the custodians’ ID cards.


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Last updated 05 Dec 2022, 3.48 PM