The rules for travelling to, moving to, working or studying in Sweden changed for British citizens on 1 January 2021.
For general travel requirements to Sweden, see this page.
From 1 January 2021, British citizens are able to travel to Sweden and other Schengen area countries for up to 90 days in a rolling 180-day period without a visa for purposes such as tourism. More information on The Swedish Migration Board's website here.
If you hold a UK Travel Document, you will need a Schengen visa to travel to Sweden. The Embassy in London does not process applications for Schengen visas. All applications should instead be submitted at VFS Global.
Visit VFS Global for information about different types of visa and the documents you will need to submit together with your application.
All applications for a Schengen visa (less than 90 days) to Sweden are processed and decided by the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden. Applications are decided on within 15 calendar days, which is in accordance with Article 23.1 of the visa code.
We strongly recommends applicants to lodge applications six months before the start of the intended visit.
You can apply for a residence permit for visiting Sweden at the Swedish Embassy in London.
Before you apply, you must:
If you need to submit biometrics for your residence and work permit you can visit the Embassy during the visa section’s opening hours. You do not need to book an appointment. Please bring your valid passport with you (as proof of ID).