The Government has decided to completely lift the entry ban to Sweden from 1 April 2022. Requirements to present vaccination and test certificates upon entry to Sweden are also removed.
Make sure to apply for a visa well in advance of your planned departure! Since the travel ban is now lifted after two years, many people want to travel. The Embassy's processing time may therefore be longer than usual. There will also initially be limited time slots at VFS Global to submit a visa application. It is possible to apply for a visa 6 months before your planned trip, and you should not apply later than 14 days before your departure.
Parts of the EU-Russia Visa Facilitation Agreement have been suspended as of 28 February 2022. For those who apply for a business visa, hold a diplomatic passport or are about to make an official visit to Sweden, the requirements have changed. You need to pay an application fee of 80 EUR and submit more supporting documents to your application. The Embassy/VFS Global can provide more information about this.
Business visit – extra documents
Apply for Schengen visa to Sweden through another EU Embassy
In countries where there is no Swedish Embassy, or the Embassy cannot issue Schengen visas, Sweden has so-called representation agreements with another EU state that can receive your application. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most representation agreements have been temporarily suspended. If you live in a country where you cannot turn to another EU Embassy to apply for a visa to Sweden, you have the right to apply through any Swedish Embassy that handles visas.
It is possible to apply for a Schengen visa to Sweden here:
- Latvian Embassy in Nur-Sultan, for residents in Kazakhstan
- German Embassy in Yerevan, for residents in Armenia
- German Embassy in Tashkent, for residents in Uzbekistan
- German Embassy in Dushanbe, for residents in Tajikistan