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How to apply

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 shall apply for a visa at the Swedish Visa Application Center, run by VFS Global.

If you have already left your biometrics for Schengen visa within last 59 months and want a third person to apply for a visa on behalf of you or to collect your passport he/she should present a power of attorney and identify himself/herself (passport and a copy of the ID page of the passport). Power of attorney issued by organizations or companies on behalf of their employees or partners are not accepted. 

How you proceed in applying for a visa is described step-by-step at the VFS Global website.

However, it is the Embassy or consulate that decides whether you are to be granted a visa. In certain cases, the matter is referred to the Swedish Migration Agency for a decision.

The decision-making may take up to 15 calendar days (and in individual cases may be extended up to 45 calendar days) after the application has been considered admissible.

The deadline for taking a decision on an application starts running only when it has been established that the admissibility criteria have been met and not when the application has been submitted by the applicant. 

Latest updated on 23 March 2020.

Last updated 03 Feb 2020, 2.57 PM