Sweden & Russia Russia

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.

16 Mar 2022

Parts of the EU - Russia visa facilitation agreement have been repealed from 28 February 2022

This affects certain categories of applicants. Those applying for a business visa, visa for an official visit or holding a diplomatic passport will need to pay a higher visa fee and provide additional supporting documents

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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