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29 Nov 2022


The Embassy will be closed on December 13th

29 Nov 2022


Mongolian citizens can temporarily turn to the Swedish Embassy in Moscow for migration issues.

31 Oct 2022


The new procedure for checking passports in original in applications for residence and work permits will start on November 1st. Starting from this November, it will be mandatory for applicants to present their passport in original before a decision is taken. It will affect all types of applications for work permit and resident permit, excluding family reunification cases and cases where an interview has already been requested by the Migration service of Sweden. Fingerprints may also be submitted during this procedure. The new requirement to present a passport in original applies without transitional period. This means that also persons who have already applied for a permit will need to visit a Swedish embassy to have their passport checked before they can get a decision. Migration Agency will contact the applicant to schedule an appointment for passport and identity control.

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09 Sep 2022

The Visa Facilitation Agreement (VFA) between the EU and Russia is suspended as of September 12, 2022.

The 2007 Visa Facilitation Agreement between the EU and Russia has been completely suspended. This means that an application for a Schengen visa for Russian citizens is now examined according to the Visa Code, which applies to the vast majority of countries. The changes mean that: - The application fee for adults is changed to 80 EUR, children 6-12 years 40 EUR - The processing time is changed to 15 days and can be extended to 45 days if additional documents are required - More documents are required to justify the purpose of your trip - The possibility to apply for an emergency visa for a higher fee disappears. For business visas, this means no change as the visa simplifications for this category were already suspended in February, 2022. For more information on which documents need to be attached to your application, read more by link below or contact VFS Global.

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01 Sep 2022

Fee payment

Starting from September 2, 2022, the Migration department of the Swedish Embassy will only accept payment of the consular fee in cash in rubles. Payment by bank cards is temporarily suspended.

14 Jul 2022


The Migration department of the embassy receives phone calls every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 14:00 and 15:00, Moscow time

03 Aug 2022


Starting from August 8, time booking for submission of visa applications is required in all cities where VFS Global Visa Application Centers are located. You can book an appointment on the VFS Global website. Please note that the number of available booking slots is limited. Due to the end of the temporary entry ban to Sweden and the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, the Embassy is receiving many applications from people who want to visit Sweden. We ask you to plan your trip to Sweden and submit your visa application as early as possible. Our recommendation is to apply for a visa at least 4 weeks before planned departure. Please note that additional time is required for the delivery of documents from the visa application centre to the Embassy and back. Prepare your application well with all necessary documents. Visa applications should be handed in at the nearest visa centre of VFS Global. If VFS Global informs you upon submission that your application is incomplete, and you still insist to apply, this will increase the risk of refusal of your visa application. We also remind you that in the process of consideration of application the Embassy has the right to request any additional documents which may prolong the handling process. If you think that it takes too long to get a decision in your application you have the possibility to withdraw your application. To do this write a short letter, sign it and either bring it personally or send it scanned via e-mail. You can follow the status of your application on this:

27 Mar 2022

Entry ban to Sweden lifted on 1 April 2022

The Government has decided to completely lift the entry ban to Sweden from 1 April 2022. Requirements to present vaccination and test certificates upon entry to Sweden are also removed.

07 Dec 2021

Book an appointment for interview on-line

If you have received a message from the Swedish Migration Agency to book an interview at the Embassy, you can now do it through the following link. The web-form can also be used if you are applying for a visitors permit.


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