As of 1st of September 2019 all the migration related matters that are currently handled by the Embassy in Ankara will be transferred to the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul. The purpose is to gather all expertise at one mission to create more efficient and specialized migration service for persons legally residing in Turkey and who are planning to visit or settle in Sweden. In order to finalize all the initiated cases, the Embassy in Ankara will scale down the handling of migration related cases gradually. This means that it is not possible to contact the Embassy to book a time for an interview. It also means that applicants will be referred to the General Consulate of Sweden in Istanbul if they want to hand in an application directly at a Swedish mission during the transition time.
To receive a decision as quickly as possible, you are advised to apply online on the internet on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency. However, you may still need to visit a Swedish Consulate General during the application process.
You should visit the Consulate General in the country where you legally reside. If there is no Swedish Consulate in that country, or if it does not handle migration cases, contact a Swedish Consulate General in a neighbouring country as follows:
• If you have a Turkish or other nationality and reside legally in Turkey you should submit your application at the Swedish Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul.
• If you are residing in Azerbaijan you should submit your application online or at the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul. The Embassy of Sweden in Baku does not receive applications for residence permit.
• If you are a citizen of Iraq you should visit the Embassy of Sweden in Amman or Tehran.
• If you are a citizen of Syria you should visit the Embassy of Sweden in Amman, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Khartoum or Riyadh, or the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul.
• If you are stateless and legally resident in Syria, you can also apply to the Swedish Honorary Consulate in Beirut.
The list above also applies if you wish to submit a paper form, instead of applying online.