(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.
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. Check the Embassy´s opening hours
The Embassy is open for visa matters Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday between 10-12 (please check the public holidays here). No specific appointment is necessary. You may call or email the Embassy in advance for specific questions before applying. Tel: +40 21 406 71 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Pay the application fee
The fee for the application is to be paid in advance at one of the local UniCredit Tiriac Bank in Bucharest. The closest one from the Embassy is placed by Piata Charles de Gaulle. The fee is to be paid in local currency into account number RO39 BACX 00000000 4516 0002 and the account holder is Ambasada Suediei. Consular fees.pdf
4. Visit the embassy
Bring the completed application form, all the required documents and a receipt of payment. 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.
5. 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.
The forms must be completed in either Swedish or English. The documents should be in original.
You must have:
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: