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Sweden & Zambia

If you want to visit Sweden or the Schengen area you may need a visa

A visa gives you permission to enter and stay in the Schengen area for a short period of time.

Before proceeding please read the latest information about Covid-19. The pandemic may have an impact on your ability to travel. 


As of 28 June 2021, the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka will no longer handle Schengen visa applications.

All visa applications from Zambia will be handled by the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi. However, applicants still submit their applications via VFS in Lusaka, read more below. 

Apply via VFS Global. 

If you live in Zambia and wish to travel to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland or Spain, you must lodge your visa application at the Visa Application Centre in Lusaka. Please contact VFS Global via VFS Global's website.  

To lodge an application at the Visa Application Centre please contact VFS Global: http://visa.vfsglobal.com/zmb/en/swe for an appointment. You must present your visa application in person.

Visa applications shall be submitted by appointment at:

Goldman House, Plot 58, Stand 2374, Great East Road, Lusaka, Zambia

VFS Global charges a service fee over and above the visa fee for their services in accordance with the Visa Code.

Specific information on how to proceed with your application via VFS Global can be found on their website http://visa.vfsglobal.com/zmb/en/swe


Updated warning: Avoid people selling services for family reunification

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has been informed that there might be individuals falsely representing the Swedish Migration Agency or the Embassy in certain countries. These individuals are claiming that it is possible e.g. through payment, to obtain an earlier appointment for an interview at the Embassy or that the applicants needs to pay an additional fee for booking an interview at a specific Embassy - sometimes even using official letterheads and pretending to be officials. Please note that the Swedish Embassies and Consulates General have nothing to do with any individuals who offer services for payment. All appointments for interviews for family reunification are made through the Embassies and are free of charge.  Please see Swedish Migration Agency webpage for more information.

Please contact the Embassy if you have any information that people are falsely representing Swedish authorities or if you suspect that somebody is trying to sell you services for additional charges: ambassaden.lusaka@gov.se