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Extra documents required-depending on visa type

A number of other documents are also required, depending on what type of visit you are planning. Check below which additional documents you need for the visit you wish to make.

 

1. Visiting relatives and freinds – extra documents

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

The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English. Documents issued by the authorities in your country of origin are to be submitted together with a translation in Swedish or English by an authorised translator.

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". You must submit the original form and it must be completed and signed by the relative or friend in Sweden wishing to invite you.

> Civic registration/family certificate (personbevis) for the relative/friend in Sweden. Such a document for the purpose of an invitation may be ordered from the Swedish Tax Agency.

> And – if the relative/friend will be paying for your support in Sweden – his/her pay slip, pension statement or statement of account for the past 3 months. 

 

2. Business visit – extra documents

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

The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English. Documents issued by the authorities in your country of origin are to be submitted together with a translation in Swedish or English by an authorised translator.

You must have:

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

> 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.

> Letter from your employer stating that your are authorized to go on a business trip to said company.

 

3. 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.

The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English. Documents issued by the authorities in your country of origin are to be submitted together with a translation in Swedish or English by an authorised translator.

You must have:

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

> If the purpose is a cultural activity – the invitation from whoever is organising the event in Sweden.

> If the purpose is a sporting activity – a document from the national association of the sport concerned in your country of origin showing that you are active in this sport.

 

4. Tourist visit – extra documents

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

The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English. Documents issued by the authorities in your country of origin are to be submitted together with a translation in Swedish or English by an authorised translator.

You must have:

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

 

5. 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.

The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English. Documents issued by the authorities in your country of origin are to be submitted together with a translation in Swedish or English by an authorised translator. Unless otherwise stated below, documents are to be in the original and be issued by the relevant authority in your country of origin.

You must have:

> The documents required by all visa applicants. Read more under ‘Required documents’. Visa applications for minors must be signed by their custodians.

> The consent of the custodian or guardian. If there is only one custodian, a document showing that this is the case must be attached to the application.

> Birth certificate of the applicant.

> Copies of the custodians’ ID cards.

 

Last updated 13 Mar 2018, 3.44 PM