If you want to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need a visa.
The UK left the EU on the 31 January 2020. There will now be a transition period until 31 December 2020. During the transition period there will be no changes in practice for citizens and businesses in the UK and the EU. UK citizens can still travel to Sweden with only a valid British passport until 31 December 2020 (no minimum validity required).
Please note: if you hold a UK Certificate of Travel, you will need a Schengen visa to travel to Sweden.
For more information about UK visitors to Sweden, please follow this link.
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As an information, please note that The Swedish Migration Agency does not recognise ordinary passports issued by Somalia and Somaliland. However, diplomat passports issued by Somalia are recognised.
It is recommended to apply for a visa through our outsource company VFS Global, Swedish Visa Application Centre, read more and apply here.
It is possible to apply directly at the Swedish Embassy in London. However, the waiting time for visa appointments at the Embassy can be a couple of weeks or more.
To apply for a visa the applicant must reside in UK and have a valid passport and UK residence Permit. Exceptions can be made if an applicant with a UK C-visa wants to travel to Sweden due to exceptional circumstances, such as, serious illness or death of a family member in Sweden.
How to apply for a Schengen visa and residence permits for visiting, at the Embassy in London:
All British travel documents need a Schengen Visa.
Family members of British nationals must follow the nationals rules and require a visa.
According to the EU Directive 38/2004 (Art. 10) family members of non British EEA nationals who are in possession of a British "Residence Card of a family member of an EEA national" or "Permanent Residence Card" DO NOT need a visa for visits up to 90 days in the Schengen area if you are joining or travelling with the EU national. See example of sticker.
Holders of Residence Permit either on the basis of being married to/partner/child/parent of a UK national travelling with or joining the UK national you are dependant on: visa required (free of charge)
Holders of a Residence Permit on the basis of being married to/partner/child/parent of a UK national travelling without the UK national you must apply for a normal tourist/visiting family & friends/business Schengen visa and pay a fee.