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Checklist for Visa Applications

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

AVOID OTHER PEOPLE SELLING SERVICES

Please note that Embassy of Sweden does not have any accredited travel agent. The embassy only cooperates with VFS Global. The embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy or the VFS Global office who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.

If you find that any of the Embassy or VFS Global staff offer you a visa for money (in addition to the visa fee), for other favors or else behave in a corrupt way please send an email to migration.bangkok@gov.se  

The following checklists refer to applicants from Thailand and third nationals legally residing in Malaysia. Checklists for citizens from Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines, click here.

 

Business/Conference

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden on business, you need the documents listes on our checklist. 

Checklist - Business 

Note that you may need a work permit together with your visa.

Apply for a work permit

Exemptions from the work permit requirement

 

Visiting Family/Friends

If you apply for a visa to visit relatives and friends, you need the documents listed on our checklist. For applicant/co-applicant under 18 years old, additional documents should be submitted as stated under section Minors  on the checklist.

Checklist - Family/Friends

 

Tourist

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden, you need the documents listed on our checklist. For applicant/co-applicant under 18 years old, additional documents should be submitted as stated under section Minors on the checklist.

Checklist - tourist visit

 

Sports or Cultural Visit

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden for a sporting or cultural purpose, you need the documents listed below.

  • A completed and signed application form Application for Schengen Visa  (form no. 119031)
  • A receipt confirming payment of the application fee.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document. Your passport or other valid travel document must be valid for at least three months after your departure from the Schengen area and contain at least two empty pages
  • a copy of the first page in your passport, and of any extensions and/or name changes in the passport.
  • If the purpose is a cultural activity, the invitation from the organizer in Sweden must be submitted.  The invitation a.) has to be signed, dated and contain clear contact information to the person/organization that invites you, and b.) should also contain clear information about who will cover the costs for the trip and the stay in Sweden, the purpose of the trip and the duration of the trip.
  • If the purpose is a sporting activity, a document from the national association of the sport concerned showing that you are active in this sport. The document a.) has to be signed, dated and contain clear contact information to the person/organization that invites you, and b.) should also contain clear information about who will cover the costs for the trip and the stay in Sweden, the purpose of the trip and the duration of the trip.
  • Individual medical insurance covering the cost of emergency treatment and transport home for medical reasons. Read more under ‘Medical travel insurance’

Enough money to support yourself during your stay. In general, Sweden requires you to have SEK 450 per day/person. This can be proven with a bank statement or pay slips for the past three months. If the person who is inviting you to Sweden will be paying for your support, he/she needs to submit bank statement or pay slips. Please not that last years tax record usually is not considered sufficient. 

 

Other relevant forms

Schengen Visa Application Form - Swedis (form no. 118031 - effective February 2, 2020)

Schengen Visa Application Form - English (form no. 119031 - effective February 2, 2020)

Invitation Form - English

Invitation Form - Swedish

Please note that a Schengen visa is valid only for 90 days. If you intend to visit Sweden more than 90 days, apply for a Visitors Permit.

Last updated 03 Feb 2020, 4.21 PM