Sweden & Turkey

Visit for longer than 90 days

  • Applying for a visitor’s permit

If you are planning to stay longer than 90 days, you need to apply for a visitor's permit. An application for a visitor's permit is always sent to the Migration Agency in Sweden, where the decision is made.

To be eligible for a visitor’s permit, you must

    • be able to support yourself during the time you will be in Sweden
    • have a valid passport (the passport must be valid for at least three months after the end date of the visit)
    • have a return ticket or money to buy a ticket.

It is important to submit all the required documents. Missing documents may cause rejection of the application.

1Application form, completely filled, signed and dated;

2. Family details form, completely filled, signed and dated;

3. Passport and copy of the pages that shows personal information and all pages in the passport that show entry and exit stamps and visas;

4. A copy of a valid residence permit in another Schengen country if you already have one;

5. Travel insurance. The insurance should cover costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid in all Schengen countries.

6. For visiting a relative, friend or partner;

    • An invitation from the person you will visit 
    •  A copy of the ID card of the person you are visiting 

See the following link for more information and required documents for the other catogories. https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden/Visiting-relatives-and-friends/Longer-than-90-days.html

You need to book online appointment for Consulate General in Istanbul to submit your application. Please click here to book an appointment.

  • Applying for a National visa due to special circumstances

A national visa (D-visa) is only issued in exceptional cases. According to the law special circumstances must apply in your case. Note that a family visit is not considered special circumstances, neither that the processing time for a visitor's permit might be longer. The fact that you have previously been granted a D-visa does not automatically mean that you can get a new one.