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Sweden & South Africa


You pay a fee for your visa application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.

Fee for visa application

Adults: As from 2020-02-01 EUR 80 Children: aged 6-12: EUR 40. 

Please note: the application fee is tied to the euro and is revised in the event of any major shift in the exchange rate.

Please find below the current pricce list in South African Rand.

Please note: VFS Global charges a service fee per application, in addition to the above fee for the visa.

How to pay

Applying at VFS Global

If you are applying via VFS Global, you will need to pay the fee directly to them, please visit VFS Global Website for further information.

Applying at Embassy of Sweden

You can pay visa fee at time of submitting your application at the Embassy of Sweden by using your Visa or Mastercard.

You can also pay visa fee by a bank deposit to the Embassy's bank account. However, please note this must be done in advance of the application and you must bring the receipt with you.

Bank: Nedbank Account name: Embassy of Sweden Account no: 1602 346 933 Branch code: 160245 Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria Reference: Applicants surname and initial.

Fee exemptions

The following pay no fee:

  • Children under six years of age.
  • School pupils, students, research students and accompanying teachers on study or training trips.
  • Third-country researchers travelling for the purpose of pursuing scientific research.
  • Representatives of non-governmental organisations who are aged 25 or under, who take part in seminars, conferences, sports events, cultural events or educational events organised by NGOs.
  • Participants of a Sida International Training Program (ITP).
  • Relatives of citizens of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland (spouse, child or dependent ascendent) while exercising their right to free movement.  Note that relatives of Swedish citizens have to pay a fee for visa applications.
  • Officials travelling on official or diplomatic passports.

Citizens of countries that have signed visa facilitation agreements with the EU pay a reduced fee or are exempt from payment. This applies to citizens of:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Bosnia
  • Georgia
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Russia
  • Serbia