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Embassy of SwedenAddis Ababa, Ethiopia

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New Visa Code

On 2 February 2020 a new Visa Code (Regulation (EU) 2019/1155 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 amending Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)) enters into force.

The Visa Code is the legal framework that the Schengen states are obliged to follow when deciding regarding Schengen visas. There are several changes in the new code, e.g. new fee (80 EUR and 40 EUR from 6 to 12-year-old) and new application form is introduced. The new code also states that an application should be submitted no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit.

Please find more information under Visiting Sweden

The new visa code can be found on:


Last updated 31 Jan 2020, 9.23 AM