Sweden & Russia Russia

Required documents

If your visa application is to be considered, you must have the documents listed below. A number of other documents can be also required, depending on what type of visit you are planning.

You must have:

  • A completed and signed Application for Schengen Visa form (The visa application form must be completed either in Swedish or in English)
  • Photograph in line with ICAO guidelines.
  • Visa Fee
  • A passport or some other valid travel document. This must: - be valid for at least three months after your departure from the Schengen area - contain at least two empty pages - have been issued during the past ten years
  • Individual medical insurance covering the cost of emergency treatment and transport home for medical reasons. Read more under ‘Medical travel insurance
  • Enough money to support yourself during your stay. In general, Sweden requires you to have SEK 450 per day/person. The required amount may be less if for instance you have paid for board and lodging in advance or live with friends or relatives. 
    The embassy requires proof that you can support yourself:

    : employer's certificate stating employment and salary; 2NDFL or salary shown on bank account statements.
    -Self-employed: Individual entrepreneur/self-employed person certificate from the Tax service; description of the type of business activity you have; documentation that proves you have had income from that specific activity (for instance, tax return)
    -Pensioner: pensioner's certificate/pensioner's card proving income
    -Student: study certificate and applicable documents for sponsor

  • Bank account statement for last 3 months (income/savings must appear on the bank statement; you can attach several bank statements)

    If the person who is inviting you to Sweden will be paying for your support, you must show in the same way that he/she has enough money to do so.

  • Copy of your internal Russian passport (issued from 14 years of age), pages with photograph, registered address in Russia, marital status and issued foreign passports)
  • If it is not stated in the internal passport, birth certificates and marriage certificates must be attached to show your family ties.
  • Certificate of ownership of apartment/house/land (if applicable)
  • Description of the purpose of the trip and what you plan to do during your stay in Sweden
  • Documents that are specifically associated with the type of visit you are planning.

If you are under 18 years or are accompanied by children – additional documents as described under ‘Minors

In cases of third-country nationals, proof of legal residence in the Russian Federation in line with federal legislation (e.g. residence permit, long-term visa or registration), valid for at least three months after the planned return from the Schengen area or a document proving that the applicant has applied for a renewal of proof of legal residence. If the applicant is not residing in the Russian Federation, proof of legal presence in the Russian Federation and justification for submitting visa application in the Russian Federation instead of the country of residence.

In order to make it easier when submitting the visa application, you can prepare the following:

  • The exact fee.
  • Copies of your foreign passport, where information about your identity and the validity of the passport is shown. Also make copies of your former Schengen visas.
  • Translations of official documents and letters to English or Swedish.