The Government has decided to extend the general entry ban, and that the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test will remain in effect for entry from all countries. The entry ban has been extended until 31 May.NEWS
The Embassy of Sweden cooperates with VFS Global. You can submit the application and also obtain the decision from VFS Global. See the website of VFS for the address, opening hours and other information: Link to VFS Global The processing time is typically 14 days. Make sure to prepare all required documents before you visit VFS. For more information, go to "How to apply for a Visa".
If you have provided biometrics, it takes approximately 4 weeks from the decision to produce and deliver the UT card to the Embassy. Unfortunately, there is no way to expedite this process. You should normally collect your residence permit card from the embassy or consulate-general where you took photographs and fingerprints. If you are unable to collect it at the embassy you can send an e-mail to the embassy on firstname.lastname@example.org and request to send the UT card to another embassy or to the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden where a relative who has a power of attorney can collect it. Please note that residence permit cards are not sent by regular mail and changing where you want to pick it up will delay the delivery with up to three weeks.
At the moment there are no vacancies at the Embassy.
Swedish travel documents are issued in compliance with the requirements laid down in the EU regulation regarding passport security and biometrics.
The passports and identity cards are equipped with a computer chip which stores the holder's personal data, photo and fingerprints, and are valid for five years.
Further information about Swedish passports and national identity cards is available on the Swedish Police Service website:
Swedish citizens who are resident abroad and who need a new passport or identity card can apply in different ways:
Honorary consulates can only accept emergency passport applications, but it is possible to collect your new regular passport or ID-card at a Consulate. Don't forget to bring your old passport when you collect your new one, and please note you will be charged a collection fee of SEK 150.
Everyone applying for a passport or national ID-card must provide proof of identity. The applicant must also provide proof of Swedish citizenship. A newborn/child must be registered and have a Swedish ID-number before they can have a passport. Applicants are advised to consult the staff of the passport authority prior to submitting their application.
A free language course in Swedish can be found online at Learning Swedish.
The most recent information about the possibilities to study Swedish as a foreign language in Sweden can be found at the Learn Swedish part of the webpage Study in Sweden.
Uppsala International Summer Session, UISS, organizes summer courses taught in English and Swedish. The language courses are taught 20-28 hours/week and the courses about Swedish culture, history and society 12 hours/week.
SWEDEX is an international certificate in Swedish as a foreign language. It can be taken in Sweden or abroad and is an independent certificate one can take regardless of how one learnt Swedish. It consists of two different examinations at the level A2 and B1 on the Council of Europe level of attainment scales. At both levels all language skills are tested, with an emphasis on communication competence.
The Embassy will be closed the following days in 2021: