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As of 1 July, the Hungarian Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan will start representing Sweden for Schengen-visas. Applicants are referred to the VFS Global office in Bishkek.

Last updated 25 Jun 2024

The latest delivery of residence permit cards

The latest delivery of residence permit cards came to the Embassy on the 8th of July, 2024.

Last updated 08 Jul 2024


Starting from February 15 you can apply for a residence permit for a visit (visit for more than 90 days) online on the Swedish Migration Agency website. More detailed information can be found on the Swedish Migration Agency website using the link below.

Last updated 13 Feb 2024


Starting from 10th of July all applicants regardless of the purpose of the trip should provide additional documents

Last updated 07 Jul 2023

Delivery of residence permit card (UT card)

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has meant that the deliveries of residence permit cards to the Embassy in Moscow are taking longer than usual as several courier companies have stopped deliveries to Russia.

Last updated 30 Jan 2023


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.

Last updated 31 Oct 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.

Last updated 09 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.

Last updated 01 Sep 2022


Visa applications should be handed in at the nearest visa centre of VFS Global. You can book an appointment on the VFS Global website. Number of slots for booking is limited. The consideration period may take up to 15 calendar days (and in individual cases may be extended up to 45 calendar days) according to the Visa Code. 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. VFS Global website:

Last updated 03 Aug 2022

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