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Visa to Sweden

Important information about travels to Sweden during the corona pandemic

Please check the information on our page Travel to Sweden and keep yourself updated.

Travel to Sweden from 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021, British citizens will be able to travel to Sweden and other Schengen area countries for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa for purposes such as tourism. This is a rolling 180-day period. You will find more information here.

More about UK citizens and travels to Sweden via this link.

Please note: if you hold a UK Certificate of Travel, you will need a Schengen visa to travel to Sweden.

Please note: visa applications for Sweden from Ireland will be handled by the Danish Embassy in Dublin from 3 August 2021.

For more information about UK visitors to Sweden, please follow this link.

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Find here a list of countries whose citizens need a visa for entry into Sweden

As an information, please note that The Swedish Migration Agency does not recognise ordinary passports issued by Somalia and Somaliland. However, diplomatic passports issued by Somalia are recognised.

Apply for a Schengen visa

It is possible to apply for a Visa directly at the Swedish Embassy in London. 

To apply for a visa the applicant must reside in UK and have a valid passport or travel document 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:

  1. Prepare the required documents, find available visas and their requirements at the Swedish Migration Agency's website
  2. Book an appointment, request a date and time by sending an email to the Visa Section. The email must also include a copy of the applicant's passport and valid UK Residence Permit. Find the Visa Section's opening hours and email address here
    Holders of diplomatic or service passports may submit an application without prior appointment.
  3. To avoid the risk of a visa refusal it is strongly recommended to produce all the required documents on the day of the application. The applicants may be required to answer additional questions. Each application must be done in person.
  4. The visa fee must be paid on the day of the application, read more about fees at the Swedish Migration Agency's website. All fees at the Embassy are paid in British pounds, preferably by card payment (American Express is not accepted).
  5. The processing time of a visa application is minimum 9 days but can take longer.

Family members of British nationals must follow the nationals rules and require a visa. 

Family members of non British EEA nationals

  • Family members of British nationals must follow the national rules and require a visa according to the Visa Code. They must submit documents to prove they fulfil all the rules of regulation (EC) No 810/2009 and of Regulation (EU) 2016/399 applicable to third country nationals and must submit full documentations such as proof of accommodation, employment, sufficient financial means, invitation letter, return flight booking as well as an adequate and valid travel insurance. They must also pay the visa fee
  • Family members of non-British EEA nationals who are in possession of a British Residence cards will no longer be exempt from requiring a visa when entering EU
  • For travelling to an EU country other than that of which the EU citizen is a national, the non-EU family members will continue to benefit from the Freedom of Movement Directive and its visa facilitations. The visa fee will be exempt. Following documents must be presented: valid passport/travel document, a proof of family ties, a flight ticket reservation, evidence that the EU citizen is (or will be) exercising free movement rights in that Member State
Last updated 06 Sep 2021, 9.17 AM