The 2007 Visa Facilitation Agreement between the EU and Russia has been completely suspended as of September 12, 2022. 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.
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.
Harmonised list of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants
Check which additional documents you need in the menu on the left, under the heading for the type of visit you wish to make.
The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English.
You must have:
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.