Information for EU/EEA family members applying for a visa to enter the Schengen area.
Please note: only applicable to family members of EU/EEA citizens exercising their right to free movement (Directive 2004/38/EG).
As a family member of an EU/EEA citizen exercising their right of free movement in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC you have the right to travel to the EU/EEA-area together with your family member or join to them in the area to settle there.
You can apply for a short-stay Schengen visa (type C) which will permit you to enter and stay in Sweden and the Schengen area for up to 90 days.
In the event that you wish to remain in the State for more than 90 days as a family member of an EU/EEA citizen exercising their free movement rights, you must apply (when in the Member State) for a Residence Card of a family member of a EU/EEA citizen. Information about how to apply is available on the Swedish Migration Agency webpage.
If there are any doubts about exercising the right of free movement, family relation, marriage, et cetera, and the Embassy therefore finds that you have not showed that Directive 2004/38 is applicable, the Embassy will process your application according to the Visa Code.
As a family member of an EU/EEA- citizen you should contact the Embassy directly on firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive an appointment. In the email please include the following details:
Please give at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation of an appointment.
All family members of an EU or EEA national applying for a visa must submit the following obligatory documents during the appointment at the Embassy:
In addition to the documents listed above there might be, depending on the EU/ EEA citizen's circumstances, additional documents required showing your family member's situation.
The Embassy strongly recommends that you always travel with valid travel insurance.