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Sweden & Zambia

If you want to visit Sweden or the Schengen area and you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA, you may need to apply for a visa.


Before proceeding please read current news about Covid-19 and its impact on Schengen visas (information is continously being updated).

The Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka represents Iceland, Luxembourg,  Spain in the Schengen-cooperation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Therefore, if you live in Zambia and wish to travel to any of these countries for a visit, you should lodge your visa application at the Visa Application Centre in Lusaka. Please contact VFS Global via  

How to lodge a visa application

Apply via VFS Global

Bookings for lodging a visa application can no longer be made via the Embassy. To lodge an application at the Visa Application Centre please contact VFS Global via

You present your application in person at the VFS Global visa application center. VFS Global can also provide you with information and other services.

Visa applications shall be submitted after 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 info on how to proceed with your application via VFS Global can be found on their website

A visa gives you permission to enter and stay in the Schengen area for a short period. You need to have a booked appointment to present yourself in person with your passport in order for the biometrics to be registered.

Apply at the Swedish Embassy

The Embassy offers a restricted number of appointments every week for lodging your application directly at the Embassy. To make an appointment please send an e-mail to

Please note that the waiting time for these appointments is normally longer compared with applying at the Visa Application Centre.

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:

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