Sweden & Russia Russia


Due to a temporary ban on entering Sweden, the VFS Global Visa Application Centers have stopped accepting visa applications from March 23, 2020 until further notice. In the same period the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow accepts visa applications only of those who belong to the category of people who are allowed to enter Sweden and need a visa. More information you can find here. You should contact the Embassy prior to your application by email: visa.moscow@gov.se.

You pay a fee for your visa application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.

Fee for visa application

C-visa: 6000 roubles (EUR 80)

C-visa (from 6 to 12 y.o. children): 3000 roubles (EUR 40)

The following countries are included in the EU Visa Facilitation Agreement, and their citizens pay a lower fee, when applying for a visa:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cape Verde
  • Georgia
  • North Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

C-visa: 2600 roubles (EUR 35)

C-visa, if documents are submitted within 3 days before the trip (urgent visa): 5200 roubles (EUR 70)

The application fee is tied to the euro and is revised in the event of any major shift in the exchange rate.

VFS Global charges a service fee per application, in addition to the above fee for the visa. Please visit the VFS Global website for more information about their current service fee.


The following categories do not pay any application fee irrespective of their citizenship:

  • Children under the age of six
  • Pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training
  • Close relatives (husband, wife, registered partner, dependent child under the age of 21) of citizens of an EU member state, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, if they travel together with them or will meet them in connection with the trip
  • Students who have received scholarships for studies in Sweden from Sida or other Swedish or international organizations.
  • Researchers from third countries travelling with the purpose of conducting scientific research
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports
  • Representatives of nonprofit organizations, under 26 years of age
  • Bona Fide applicants (for example applicants invited by the Embassy of Sweden, employees and family members of employees of the Embassy of Sweden)

The following categories do not pay any application fee according to the EU-Russia Visa Facilitation Agreement:

  • Close relatives - spouses, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents, grandchildren
  • Members of official delegations with an official invitation addressed to a MS or the EU
  • Members of national and regional governments, parliaments, constitutional and supreme courts
  • Disabled persons and the person accompanying them, if necessary
  • Travel on humanitarian grounds: for urgent medical treatment, funeral, or to visit a seriously ill close relative
  • Participants in youth international sports events and persons accompanying them
  • Participants in scientific, cultural and artistic activities including university, and other exchange programs
  • Participants in official exchange programs organized by twin cities
  • Member of official delegation with an official invitation to take part in meetings et c held by intergovernmental organizations

Visits longer than 90 days

D-visa: 4500 roubles (EUR 60)

Residence permit for a visit Adults: 12800 roubles (SEK 1500)

Children under 18: 6400 roubles (SEK 750)

Latest updated on 2 September 2020.

Last updated 02 Sep 2020, 11.47 AM