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How to apply for a visa

The quickest and easiest way to apply for a visa to Sweden is to do so online.

 

A. Applying online (To Sweden only)

You can apply online together with your husband/wife and unmarried children under 18 years of age. Any other people you wish to travel with have to make their own online applications.

How to proceed:

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have arranged for a passport and have booked an air ticket (although we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted), and you must also have an invitation from the person you will be visiting in Sweden.

Read more under ‘Required documents’.

2. Applying via the Swedish Migration Agency website

Visit the Swedish Migration Agency website and read the instructions you need. You apply, submit all your documents, pay and make an appointment at the Swedish embassy online. You can check available times before booking the appointment.

Swedish Migration Agency online application

3. Visit the embassy

Take a print-out of the online application with you when visiting the embassy at the appointed time, together with the originals of the documents. If you do not bring all the documents, there is a risk that your application will be rejected. During the visit, you will be required to sign the application and may also be required to answer some additional questions. Furthermore, applicants must have his or her photograph and fingerprints taken.

All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must visit the embassy.

You can find the address of the embassy under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.

4. Wait for the decision

The decision is usually made within 15 days. Your passport is normally kept by the embassy during the processing time. After making the decision, a visa sticker will be affixed into the passport. You will come to the embassy to pick up the passport during the embassy’s visiting hours.

 

B. Applying on a paper form (To Denmark, Iceland and Norway)

How to proceed:

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have arranged for a passport and medical travel insurance and have booked an air ticket (although we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted), and you must also have an invitation from the person you will be visiting in Sweden.

Read more under ‘Required documents’.

2. Pay the application fee

The application fee should be paid the same day you hand in your application. Upon handing in your application at the Embassy you will receive information on how to submit the fee into the Embassy's bank account.

For more details, please contact the Embassy.

3. Handing in your application

In order to submit your application at the Embassy (Monday-Friday between 9:00-11:00), you will need to make an appointment. For reservations, please call 02-3703-3700 (from 14.00 to 16.00 on weekdays).

4. Visit the embassy

Bring the completed application form and all the required documents. If you do not have all the documents with you, there is a risk that your application will be rejected. During the visit, you may be required to answer some additional questions. Furthermore, applicants must have his or her photograph and fingerprints taken

All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must visit the embassy.

You can find the address of the embassy under ‘Contact’ in the main menu of the website.

5. Wait for the decision 

The decision is usually made within 15 days. Your passport is normally kept by the embassy during the processing time. After making the decision, a visa sticker will be affixed into the passport. You will come to the embassy to pick up the passport during the embassy’s visiting hours.

Last updated 13 Mar 2018, 2.13 PM