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Pakistan - temporary processing of visa applications

Applicants residing in Pakistan are referred to hand in their applications at VFS Global in Bangkok, Yangon, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Cebu, Jakarta, Bali, Phnom Penh, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.

Schengen visas
There is currently no possibility to hand in applications in Pakistan for Schengen visas to visit Sweden.

Citizens and residents in Pakistan who want to apply for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden are referred to hand in their application at VFS Global in Bangkok, Yangon, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Cebu, Jakarta, Bali, Phnom Penh, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to choose where to hand in the application and to arrange for a visa in the chosen location, if required by that country. The Embassy of Sweden will not be able to assist or give information in any matters of entry permit or visa to the country the applicant chooses.

After an application has been submitted to VFS Global, it is sent together with the passport to the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok for processing and decision. As it is a requirement to hand in the passport of the applicant when applying, kindly note that it will not be possible to retrieve the passport during the processing and delivery time. Applicants should plan for 21 days from handing in the application at VFS Global until the passport and decision is returned. This time includes a general processing time of 15 days and transport and delivery of application and passport, which may take up to six days.  The applicant is informed on the decision on the visa application as it is handed out together with the passport by VFS Global in the location of application. Visa applicants are strongly advised to plan accordingly and to book a changeable flight ticket. There is no possibility to expedite this processing time and there is no option of express/priority processing.

Visa applications can be lodged six months prior to the start of the intended visit.

Information on how to apply, how to book an appointment and required documents can be found here.

The Embassy of Sweden in Islamabad will not be able to answer any questions beyond the information given above regarding visa applications.

Residence permits
Citizens of Pakistan and persons residing in Pakistan who have been instructed by the Swedish Migration Agency to book an appointment for an interview, biometrics or passport check in applications for a residence permit due to family ties, studies or work should not visit or contact the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok. More information is available on the Migration Agency's website.

Last updated 11 Mar 2024, 9.41 AM