Migration and Visa Section
Schengen visa is for stays less than 90 days at a time. To submit visa application, you need to book an appointment at VFS Global (visa application center). For more information, please click. Please also see the information about who can apply for a visa in Turkey.
If you will stay in Sweden for more than 90 days at a time, you need to apply for a visitor’s permit which is a kind of a residence permit. Please see below.
Residence permit cards/Biometrics
To pick up residence permit cards/decisions and to leave biometric you don’t need to book an appointment. Visit us during the visiting hours. Please also see the information about who can give biometrics in Istanbul.
Residence permit applications/interviews
To submit a residence permit application or have an interview you should book an appointment by filling the appointment request form. You will receive a reply to the e-mail address which you have written in the form within a week.
How to fill the appointment request form
Fill the personal information as it is written in your passport.
Dossier/control number: You have to fill it to book appointment for requested interview by Migration Agency or to show requested documents in original or DNA sample
Reference person's civic registration number (personnummer): You have to fill it to book an appointment to submit a family reunification application or a visitor’s permit application to visit someone (more than 90 days at a time) or alien’s passport.
Other information: You have to fill it and explain why you want to book an appointment if you will submit an application for work, study or visitor’s permit for the purpose other than visiting someone.
New rules for passport check
The Swedish Migration Agency introduces new rules for better passport checks for residence permit applicants.
From 1st of November 2022, applicants for a residence permit must show their passport at an in-person visit before the Swedish Migration Agency can grant a permit. The Migration Agency will contact affected applicants when they need to visit the Consulate General for passport and identity control.
The passport and identity control for family reunification cases will be done during the interview unless Migration Agency ask for an additional control.
The applicants who have ongoing residence permit applications, should wait the information from Migration Agency before visiting the Consulate General for passport control. After Migration Agency contact these applicants, they can visit us during our visiting hours without an appointment for only passport and identity control.In most cases, biometrics will also be captured.
The applicants who have granted permits can still visit us for biometrics during the visiting hours without an appointment. They don’t need to wait for information from Migration Agency.
Please do not forget to check which nationalities Consulate General in Istanbul handles. Where to visit?
Read more about the new rules for stricter passport checks - Swedish Migration Agency (migrationsverket.se)
You may find contact information regarding Migration section here.