Sweden & Serbia

Required documents

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

All the documents have to be presented in the original form. Should you wish to keep the original form, you may present a photocopy which doesn't have to be verified - but in that case you have to show the original document to the visa officer.

*The Council of the European Union adopted a decision on the full suspension of the EU-Russia Visa Facilitation Agreement. Consequently, the general provisions of the Visa Code will apply to Russian citizens. The most obvious consequence of the suspension is that, as of September 12th 2022, all Russian citizens have to pay the full visa fee and attach all the required documents as the other third-country nationals. 

You must have:

  • A completed and signed application forms no. 119031, Application for Schengen Visa
  • A visa fee, correct amount in RSD.
  • 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.

Bear in mind that Kosovo citizens (holders of Kosovo pasport) are to apply for Schengen visa only at the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje.

  • Two photographs in passport format, taken straight from the front      and no older than six months.
  • 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 (circa 40 EUR) 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. If you are paying for you stay in Sweden yourself, i.e. if you are not going to stay at your friends´ or relatives´, you need to show that you have substantial means of support for your stay in Sweden, for example a bank account receipt. You should also present a hotel booking and the return ticket. 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. 
  • Enough money for the return journey, or a return ticket.
  • Employed persons:

-Employment certificate

-Certificate regarding applicants paid or non-paid leave during the stay in Sweden

-Certificate issued by "Republicki fond za penzijsko i invalidsko osiguranje zaposlenih" so called "Uverenje" in original and of a recent date.

  • Farmers:

-Farming or agriculture certificate

-Latest certificate of paid tax

  • Private company owners:

-Copy of company registration certificate (original to be shown)

-Latest certificate of paid taxes

-Copy of PIB number

  • Pensioners:

-Latest pension slip

  • Students:

-Student certificate (optional student booklet in original and the copy of it)

  • Pupils:

-School certificate

-Absence permission from school when applying for visa during the school term

  • Applicants dependent on somebody else's financial support (like      children, students, unemployed persons etc):

-Certificate which is confirming how the applicant is supported in the home country and who is paying for the applicant's travel and stay in Sweden. For example: certificate regarding average income for the last three months from applicant's parents or spouse or pension check.

If you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – additional documents as described under the section Minors below.


Visiting relatives and friends – extra documents


If you apply for a visa to visit relatives and friends, you need the documents listed below.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants.

Documents concerning the relative or friend in Sweden

You must also attach documents concerning the relative or friend you plan to visit in Sweden. The documents may not be older than 3 months.

  • Before you apply for visa, your host form Sweden should send you:

    • copy of his/her ID card, passport or equivalent, which proves his/her identity.
    • documents which show details of income and assets for the person who pays for the applicant's upkeep during the visit in Sweden. You can find examples of which document to submit in the form.

    If the application is for Schengen visa, your host should also enclose:

    • a special civic registration certificate for the purpose Invitation (Inbjudan). This can be ordered from the Swedish Tax Agency. The civic registration certificate does not have to be stamped or signed by the Swedish Tax Agency or any other authority.

Business visit – extra documents

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden on business, you need the documents listed below.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants.
  • The invitation (in the original) from the company or organisation in Sweden showing both the duration and purpose of the visit and who will be responsible for supporting you financially during your stay.

Sports or cultural visit – extra documents

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden for a sporting or cultural purpose, you need the documents listed below.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants.
  • If the purpose is a cultural activity

-invitation from whoever is organising the event in Sweden

-confirmation from the home country about the engagements int he cultural sector

  • If the purpose is a sporting activity

-invitation from the host organization

-a document from the national association of the sport concerned in your country of origin showing that you are active in this sport.

Tourist visit – extra documents


If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden as a tourist, you need the documents listed below.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants.
  • A detailed travel plan
  • A copy of your hotel and air ticket booking (we advise you not to      pay for hotel accommodation or air tickets before your visa has been granted).

Minors – extra documents

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden as a minor, you need the documents listed below.

Minors are anyone under 18 years of age.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants.
  • Visa applications for minors must be signed by their custodians.
  • If the minor appliant is travelling with both parents:

-Birth certificate of the applicant

  • For minors travelling without their parents/custodians or with just      one of them:

-The consent of the custodian or guardian that the minor can travel to Sweden, verified at the local municipality. If another parent is deceased, the death certificate should be attached instead.

Medical travel insurance

Visa applicants are required to have medical travel insurance. It must cover any costs that may be incurred in connection with emergency medical aid, urgent hospital treatment or transport to the country of origin for medical reasons or in the event of death.

The insurance is to cover costs totalling at least EUR 30 000 and be valid in all Schengen countries and throughout your stay.

When applying, you must be able to provide proof that you have medical travel insurance. You should also take your insurance certificate with you during the trip since you may need to show it, e.g. at an entry checkpoint.

You shuold attach a copy of the insurance to your application, and only show the original document to prove its authenticity. If you apply for a single entry visa you have to provide an insurance that covers the whole visa period. If you apply for a multiple entry visa you only have to provide an insurance that covers the first intended stay in Sweden. The Embassy encourages applicants to choose an insurance company which repays the insurance fee if the visa application is rejected.


Certain occupational groups may be exempt from the insurance requirement due to their already being similarly insured in connection with their work.

Others exempted from the medical insurance requirement are those who:

  • Possess a diplomatic passport
  • Apply for an airport transit visa
  • Are relatives of an EU citizen (other than Swedish), i.e. his/her
         – husband or wife
         – registered partner
         – common law spouse
         – children under 21 years of age
         – older children who are financially dependent on their parents
         – parents who are financially dependent on their children in      Sweden.