Sweden & Turkey

Sports or cultural visit

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden for a sporting or cultural purpose, you must submit all of the following documents.

Please note that it is important to submit all the required documents. Missing documents may cause rejection of the application.

1. Application for Schengen Visa, completely filled, signed and dated.

2. Two (2) photograph 35 x 40 mm in colour, not older than 6 months. The photograph must show full face and taken against a plain, evenly lit and light background. The photoghraphs must not be altered.

3. Passport and its copy of the page with biometric data and previous Schengen visas. The passport should be valid at least a further three (3) months after the date of expiry of the visa and shall contain at least two blank pages.

4Extract of family registration (barkodlu nüfus kayıt örneği) showing civil status, parents, spouse and children. The documents should not be older than three (3) months.

5. Evidence of purpose of the visit, hotel reservation, flight bookings or confirmation of organized tour.

6. The following documents regarding the purpose of  the visit, for either of the categories:

       For cultural events or conferences;
         - An invitation from the organiser of the event or/the contract concluded
           by the cultural service provider or/invitation to a creative work.

      For sporting events;
         - Invitation from the sports club/sports federation or/accreditation 
           confirming the participation in the sport event.
         - certificate from the sending sports club or sport federation

7. Applicants should bring the suitable documents according to their occupation,

     For employees;                
         - A letter from the employer stating employment and 
           period of granted time off                
         - SGK Social Insurance entry with barcode, SGK diary with barcode and 
           salary payment roll                
         - Registry document of the Company                
         - Circular of signatures                
         - Tax document

     For employers;                
         - Registry document of the Company                
         - Circular of signatures              
         - Tax document

     For pensioners;                
         - Document prove your pension salary

     For students;                
         - Student certificate

     For farmers;                
         - Farming document issued by Ziraat Odası

7. Evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay: Original bank statements for last 3 months, stamped and signed by the bank

8. Written parental consent, in original, for minors (age under 18), when the minor is travelling only with one parent or alone. This document should be stamped by a Notary Public in Turkey.

9. Travel insurance with 30,000 euros coverage. The insurance should cover the whole planned travel period.

10. Iraqi citizen's must show their National ID-card in original + submit a copy along with its translation.

11. Residence permit for foreigners: Copy of Turkish residence permit for non-Turkish applicants. Requirement does not apply to Iraqi and Syrian applicants.


Note An application can be submitted at the earliest 6 months before the planned trip.

A visa does not provide automatic permission to enter into the Schengen Area. It is up to the border control authorities to decide on the entry. It is therefore important that you, at the border, can present documents such as return ticket, insurance, means of support and hotel reservation.

For further information and booking appointments call VFS Global 0212-373 58 03 between 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00 (Monday - Friday)

For further information about visa call Consulate General 0212-334 06 06 between 14.00 - 16.00 (Monday - Thursday)