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How to apply for a Visa

The fastest and easiest way to submitt your Visa application is to apply at one of the VFS offices in Riyadh, Jeddah or Al-Khobar. Below you will find the procedure.

Applying via VFS Global in Saudi Arabia
To improve the service available to those applying for a visa, the embassy cooperates with VFS Global. You present your application in person to VFS Global and they can also provide you with information and other kinds of service.

When the decision has come through, after about 14 days, you collect your passport and your visa at the VFS Global.

PLEASE NOTE that no documents should be sent to the embassy. A basic rule is that all documents should be submitted in original. Note that the documents submitted are a basis for the examination of the application to be started. It does not mean that the visa application must be granted.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a visa is to visit VFS Global.

1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal information you need. If you do not bring all the documents, there is a risk that your application will be rejected. Read more under ‘Required documents’.

2. Visit VFS Global
You and all your accompanying persons must be present at the time of the submitting the application even though you had a Schengen visa before. Sweden and Finland Visa Application Centres run by VFS Global in:

Sweden Visa Application Centre, 1st Floor,
Makkah Road, Al Hada, 8380, Riyadh 12913 8380,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia –KSA

Sweden Visa Application Center
TasHeel Commercial Center, Ground Floor,
Suwaid Bin Sakher Street,
Off Jundub Bin Kaab Street (Off Prince Sultan Street),
Al Mohammadiya District 1, Jeddah. 

Al Khobar
Sweden Visa Application Center
2nd Floor, Al Katheery Centre,
Opposite SABB Bank, Al Rakaa, Al Khobar, KSA

Contact information:
Call Centre Number: 9200 11955
Website address:
For information on working days, submission timings and passport collection, please visit the website of VFS Global.

3. Wait for the decision
When you present your application, you are told when you can collect the decision and your passport. It usually takes 14 days.  Please observe that all visa applications are handled and decided by the Embassy of Sweden in Riyadh.

Visa from Oman and Yemen

Applications for a visa to Sweden from Oman and Yemen should be submitted to the following embassies:

If you are legally residing in Oman, contact the Embassy of the Netherlands to apply for a Schengen-visa.
Embassy of the Netherlands in Oman 

Since the Embassy of France in Sana´a is closed, visa applications can be submitted at the Embassy of France in Djibouti or at the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo. This is a provisional arrangement and applies only during the period when the French Embassy is closed.
Embassy of France in Yemen