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Sweden & Tanzania

Visiting Sweden

If you want to visit Sweden and you are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need to apply for a visa.

Please note that from March 1st 2021 Tanzanian residents should submit their Schengen visa applications at Sweden Visa Application Centre, VFS Global/FMC, Maktaba Square Business Park, 4th Floor – Wing B, Plot No 75/27, Maktaba Street, Dar es Salaam. For further information regarding visa applications, please visit this page or contact VFS Global directly; +255 22 2221915

The Schengen visa application will then be handled and decided by the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi. You can no longer submit your application for Schengen visa at the Embassy of Sweden in Dar es Salaam or by the online facility. Please visit the following website for more information: www.swedenabroad.se/en/about-sweden-non-swedish-citizens/kenya/going-to-sweden/apply-for-a-visa/tanzania-residents/


Extended Application Submission Periods

It is now possible for an application to be lodged six months in advance of a trip. However, and application must be submitted 15 calendar days before the intended trip to the Schengen Area.


Highlighted Importance of Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance remains mandatory for Schengen Visa applicants, it is not optional.

For travelers applying for a multiple-entry visa, they will have to prove they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit and will have to sign a declaration “I am aware of the need to have an adequate travel medical insurance for my first stay and any subsequent visits to the territory of Member States.”


Updated warning: Avoid people selling services for family reunification

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has been informed that there might be individuals falsely representing the Swedish Migration Agency or the Embassy in certain countries. These individuals are claiming that it is possible e.g. through payment, to obtain an earlier appointment for an interview at the Embassy or that the applicants needs to pay an additional fee for booking an interview at a specific Embassy - sometimes even using official letterheads and pretending to be officials. Please note that the Swedish Embassies and Consulates General have nothing to do with any individuals who offer services for payment. All appointments for interviews for family reunification are made through the Embassies and are free of charge.  Please see Swedish Migration Agency webpage for more information.

Please contact the Embassy if you have any information that people are falsely representing Swedish authorities or if you suspect that somebody is trying to sell you services for additional charges: ambassaden.dar-es-salaam@gov.se