Sweden & Turkey

27 Aug 2020

Temporary entry ban to Sweden

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. The Government has decided to extend the entry ban until 31 October 2020. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

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18 Mar 2020

About New Visiting and Phone hours

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Visa and Migration Section’s visiting and phone hours has been changed temporarily. The new phone hours are between 14.00 to 15.00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The new visiting hours are between 09.00 to 10.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Booked appointments for residence permit interviews are still valid but we highly recommend the applicants to check our website frequently.

06 Aug 2019


As of 1st of September 2019 all the migration related matters that were handled by the Embassy in Ankara has been transferred to the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul. This means that it is no longer possible to contact the Embassy in Ankara to hand in an application for residence permit or to book a time for an interview. Please refer to the Consulate General in Istanbul instead (

Consulate General in Istanbul