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Sweden & United Arab Emirates

Applying for a Visa to Sweden


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

List of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Sweden


If you have a residence permit in the United Arab Emirates, and wish to travel to Sweden, you can submit your visa application together with required documents in person to the VFS Global in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, after having booked an appointment through the booking system at the homepage of VFS. The visa application centres are located at World Trade Centre Mall, Level B2 (Lower Ground), Khalifa Bin Zayed The 1st Street (Airport Road) in Abu Dhabi and Wafi Mall, Level 2 in Dubai.

For information about the visa application process and opening hours; please visit the website of VFS Global.

If you live in Bahrain and wish to apply for a visa for Sweden, the Embassy of Germany in Manama will examine your visa application, after having submitted it at the VFS Global.

If you live in Qatar or Kuwait, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will examine the application for a visa for Sweden, after having submitted the application at the VFS Global.

Rules and required documents

Read about the rules, which documents are required and how you apply in the menu on the left.

Avoid other people selling services

Please note that the Embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.