Sweden & Serbia

Visit for longer than 90 days

If you wish to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you need to apply for residence permit for a visit.

Applying for a residence permit for a visit:

  • Everyone, including children, must apply in person.
  • The forms have to be signed by the applicant personally, while the      forms for minors have to be signed by their parent/custodian.
  • All the attached forms and documents have to be presented in the      original form.

You need:

  • The form Application for a visitor’s permit.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document.
  • A copy of the first page in your passport, and of any extensions      and/or name changes in the passport.
  • One recently taken colour photograph in passport format that is no older than six months and is 45 mm x 35 mm in size. The photo must be taken against a light background and show you looking straight ahead.
  • A copy of your ticket for the return journey.
  • Documents proving the kinship between you and your host in Sweden (e.g. birth certificates)

If the applicant is a minor child traveling without one or both parents/guardians, you representing the applicant must attach:

  • the child's birth certificate in which the parents' names are listed,
  • a power of attorney given to you by at least one of the child's guardians, signed on the linked page: Power of attorney (migrationsverket.se),
  • a copy of the parent's/guardian's passport.

    The individual/organization you intend to visit in Sweden should attach:

    • Form no. 248011 Inbjudan, which should be in original, in case it is a visit to friends or family, OR an invitation letter from the organization stating the period and purpose of your visit
    • Documentation proving that you are financially secured during your stay in Sweden, unless you cover the costs yourself.

    If you are outside Sweden, you can submit your application at the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade after making the appointment by phone.

    In case you want to submit your application at the Embassy, but you don't actually live in Serbia or in Montenegro, please read the information on this page: Information for third-country nationals staying in Serbia or in Montenegro - Sweden Abroad.

    Wherever you choose to submit your application, it is the Migration Agency that will take the decision in your case. More about the waiting times you can read here

    More about planned long visits or about the extension of the ongoing stay in Sweden you can read on the Migration Agency's homepages.