Sweden & Türkiye

How to apply?

If you want to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need a visa.

The list of countries whose citizens require a visa to visit Sweden

How to apply 

To improve the services to visa applicants, the Consulate General cooperates with an external service provider, VFS Global.

  • You can only submit your visa applications at VFS Global offices in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya. You can not submit visa applications directly from Consulate General.
  • Applicants should submit their applications in person if the applicant doesn't have a Schengen visa issued in the last 59 months.
  • If you have a Schengen visa issued in the last 59 months for which you gave biometrics, you may not need to apply in person. In that case, please pay more attention to have all the required documents, signatures and a biometric photo not older than 6 months. Otherwise, you may not be able to apply.
  • You need to book an appointment in VFS Global to hand in your application there. VFS Global can also provide you with information and other kinds of services. When the decision has been made, within 15 days, you collect your passport and your visa at the VFS Global.
  • VFS Global charges a service fee per application (over and above the visa fee) for their services. Starting from August 22, 2023 , you will pay this fee, when you book appointment from their website.

Avoid other people selling services

Please note that the Consulate General only cooperates with VFS Global. The Consulate has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the Consulate or the VFS Global offices who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.