If you want to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need a visa.
Please note that all British travel documents need a Schengen Visa.
Note that Somali and Somaliland passports are not recognised by Sweden.
The fastest and easiest way to apply for a Schengen visa is via the Swedish Visa Application Centre run by VFS, read more and apply here.
It's also possible to apply for a Schengen visa at the Swedish Embassy in London. In order to do so you are required to have a valid UK Residence Permit and visit the Embassy in person. You cannot apply for a visa at the Embassy if you reside in the UK with a British tourist visa, you then need to apply in your country of residence.
Note that the waiting time to get a visa appointment at the Embassy at times are several weeks, the Embassy therefore encourage applicants to apply via VFS. VFS is the Embassy's only visa cooperator, avoid other people selling visas.
How to apply for a Schengen visa, including residence permits and visas for stays longer than 90 days, at the Embassy in London:
All British travel documents need a Schengen Visa.
Spouses of BRITISH nationals apply on national rules in the UK and must apply for 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 Please note: Spouses of BRITISH nationals apply on national rules in the UK and must apply for a visa. British Residence Card EEA 130 KB
Applications from family members of EU nationals are prioritized and processed faster. Please note that some nationals are subject to prior consultation in one or more Schengen countries, before a visa can be issued. The consultation takes around 8-10 days. Please see the list of countries.
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)
Proof of family relationship with UK national: Original Marriage or Birth Certificate (if in language other than English, French, German or Spanish a certified translation into English is required)
Cohabitating partners: proof of same address for a least 18-24 months
Passport of UK national (photocopies not accepted)
Family members other than spouse and children: proof of dependency on UK national or his/her spouse/partner
Travel tickets (return tickets as proof that you are travelling with UK national)
Please note that in order to process an application under EU rules, it is necessary for the applicant to produce evidence (in the form of return tickets) that he/she is travelling with the UK national. This is because for visa purposes UK nationals are not considered EU nationals in their own country, until they leave and travel to another EU country. It is therefore only possible for the Embassy to issue a single entry visa. If you have previous Schengen travel history and would like to apply for multiple entries, you cannot apply as a family member of an EU national, but must apply as below and pay the visa fee.
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 visa.