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Apply for a visa

 

Stockholm view: Ola Ericson

Stockholm view Photo: Ola Ericson

The Embassy cooperates with an external service provider - VFS Global. Visa applications can be submitted in 20 cities in Russia. VFS Global charge a service fee per application, which is an extra fee above the visa fee. VFS Global can also offer extra services that are not available at the Embassy.

You present your application to one of VFS Global’s offices who forwards your documents to the Embassy. When the decision is ready, you collect your passport and your visa at VFS Global.

At VFS Global website you can find the nearest visa application centre, opening hours and other practical information. 

Beware of Non-official VFS Global Sites!

There are several companies and private travel agencies offering visa related services. The Embassy cooperates only with VFS Global. We do not take any responsibility for information provided by private travel agencies or other non-official websites. The use of services other than VFS Global is solely at the discretion of the Customer and at his or her risk.

The official VFS Global website

Applications accepted directly at the Embassy

The following applicants can apply for a visa directly at the Embassy:

  • Holders of diplomatic/service passports
  • Close relatives to employees of the Russian Embassy/General Consulate/Trade Representation in Sweden
  • Family members of EU/EEU nationals according to DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC (not family member of Swedish citizen), if they travel together with or plan to visit the EU/EEA national
  • Russian citizens applying for an urgent visa with departure date within 3 days.

An urgent visa can be issued in unforeseen situations as for instance funeral, medical treatment, urgent business meeting etc.

The applicant must appear in person at the Embassy and provide documents proving the need for urgent departure and why it wasn’t possible to apply for a visa earlier. If you are not able to provide this documentation you will be referred to VFS Global.

  • Applicants applying for a national visa (D visa) must apply directly at the Embassy

All above applicants are asked to send an e-mail to visa.moscow@gov.se, prior to their visit.

 

Residents of Donbas and Crimea

Residents of Donbas and Crimea must apply for a visa at the Embassy of Sweden in Kyiv, regardless of the travel document they hold.

Please note that holders of Ukrainian biometric passports do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen area as well as in the territories of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania.

Apply for a Schengen visa to Sweden through another EU Embassy

In countries where there is no Swedish Embassy, or the Embassy cannot issue Schengen visas, Sweden has so-called representation agreements with another EU state that can receive your application. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, most representation agreements have been temporarily suspended. If you live in a country where you cannot turn to another EU Embassy to apply for a visa to Sweden, you have the right to apply via any Swedish Embassy that processes visas.

It is possible to apply for a Schengen visa to Sweden here:

-Latvian Embassy in Nur-Sultan, for residents of Kazakhstan

-Lithuanian Embassy in Almaty, for residents of Kazakhstan

-German Embassy in Yerevan, for residents of Armenia

-German Embassy in Tashkent, for residents of Uzbekistan

-German Embassy in Dushanbe, for residents of Tajikistan