Sweden & Türkiye

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.

If your fingerprints have already been collected within the previous 59 months and if you want to apply for a Schengen visa for Sweden, but cannot do so in person, you need to give a power of attorney to a designated person (not to an agency). The power of attorney does not need to be notarized but needs to be submitted in original together with the application for Schengen visa. If your fingerprints have not been collected within the previous 59 months, you have to submit your application in person.

1. Schengen Visa Application form, completed in English, Turkish or Swedish, signed and dated. For minors guardians have to sign the form.

2.Minor under the age of 18 years and travelling alone or with one parent or legal guardian only:
-written consent (approved by a public notary) by the non-travelling parent(s)/legal guardian(s) or proof (approved by a public notary) of sole custody of the travelling parent/legal guardian.

3. Complete extract of the civil registry with a readable QR code

4. Travel arrangments: flight reservation, other proof of intended means of transport, or proof of travel itinerary

5. Proof of accommodation: evidence of hotel booking or other proof of accommodation.

6. For cultural events and conferences:
    Invitation from the organizer of the event or/the contract concluded by the
    cultural service provider or/invitation to a creative work containing the
       -purpose and length of the stay,
       -details on cooperation between the inviting party and the applicant,
       -information on who will cover the cost of the stay,
       -contact details and position of the person signing the invitation

7. For sporting events:
    a)Invitation from the sports club/sports federation/accreditation
    confirming the participation in the sport event containing the following:
       -information of the level of the sporting event
       -purpose and length of the stay
       -details on cooperation between the inviting party and the applicant
       -information on who will cover the cost of the stay
       -contact details and position of the person signing the invitation
    b)Supporting document from the Turkish sport club or sport federation.

8. a) Employees:
    -letter from employer and/or approval for leave containing the
    following information: indication of the consulate that the document is
    addressed to; the employee's name and passport number; date of start of
    employment and function; length of the leave and whether it is paid or
    unpaid leave, employer's contact details; name and position of the person
    signing the letter.
    -SGK (social security) statement of employment (Sigortalı İşe Giriş
    Bildirgesi) and SGK registration and service document  (SGK tescil ve
    hizmet dökümü) with a readable QR code.

    b) Farmer:
    -farm certificate issued by a chamber of agriculture.

    c) Company owners:
    -the company registration in the chamber of commerce and copy of the
    bulletin of the trade register
    -statement of taxes payment
    -company activity certificate (Faaliyet Belgesi)

    d) Students:
    -Higher education: student certificate issued by the Council of Higher
    Education in Turkey (YÖK) with a readable QR-code.
    -Other students: student certificate

9. Proof of means of subsistence a) bank account statement showing movements over the last 3 months, proving the source of regular income, and b) proof of regular income, such as salary slips of the last three months (or similar), c) pensioner booklet if relevant

10. 1 photograph taken in the last six months, 35x45 mm in size with a white background (photo is not needed for applicants who apply in person)

11. Photocopies of passport (all pages with personel information, visas and entry/exit stamps during the last six months) Passport should be valid at least further 3 months after the date of return, must be issued within the last 10 years and contain at least 2 blank pages

12. Travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of 30.000 Euro, valid for all Schengen Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay

13.Non-Turkish nationals:
- proof of residence permit in Turkey valid three months beyond the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States (requirement does not apply to Iraqi and Syrian applicants)

14. Iraqi citizens must show their National ID-card in original + submit a copy along with its translation


Note Additional documents might be required by Consulate General.

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 invitation.