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Sweden & South Africa

How to apply

At VFS Global in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a Schengen visa is at VFS Global in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban. How to proceed (as well as to book an appointment) is described step-by-step at the VFS Global website.

VFS Global website

If you choose this option you shall not present yourself at the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria nor pay any fees to the Embassy.

VFS in Pretoria

Cherry Lane Office Park 1st Floor 114 Fehrsen Street Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn Pretoria

VFS in Cape Town

47 Strand Street, 5th floor Cape Town

VFS in Durban

91-123 Cowey road, Essenwood Durban.

At Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria

If you do not wish to apply at the VFS Global in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban you must then present your application forms and other documents in person at the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria, by appoitment only.  This option may not be as quick as applying at VFS Global.

How to proceed:

1. Prepare the documentation

Please read further under 'Required documents' which documents that are required. For instances you must be in possession of a valid passport; have a medical travel insurance and have booked an air ticket. Additional documents are required pending on the purpose of your visit. Therefore please read further under relevant heading in the menu at the left on this webpage.

2. Make an appointment

To make an appointment at the Embassy of Sweden, please send us an email:

3. Visit the Embassy

Bring the completed application form, all the required documents, a bank card to pay the application fee (cash is not accepted) or a receipt of pre-payment to the Embassy at the appointed time. If you do not have all the documents with you, there is a risk that your application will be rejected.

Visitors' address

Embassy of Sweden, iParioli Complex, 1066 Park Street, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028