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Visiting relatives and friends – extra documents

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

The forms must be completed in either Swedish or English.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants. Read more under ‘Required documents’.

Documents concerning the relative or friend in Sweden

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

You must have:

  • Form no. 241011: Invitation – If you wish to invite a relative or friend to visit you.
  • And – if the relative/friend will be paying for your support in Sweden – his/her pay slip, pension statement or statement of account.
  • If you want to apply for a longer visa with multiple entries, attach a letter of request and motivate the reason for the need of a longer validity visa.