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Consulate-General Istanbul, Turkey

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04 Jul 2020

Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 31 August 2020 and easing of restrictions for more travellers

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. On 2 July the Government decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the Government decided to ease the restrictions for more travellers. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

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Changes for providing biometric data

29 Jun 2020

Only Turkish citizens, citizens of Azerbaijan, individuals from Syria, citizens of Iraq and Turkish residence permit holders from 3rd national countries can leave biometrics from Consulate General in Istanbul. Turkish residence permit holders should bring their residence permit cards in addition to their passports. Other nationalities should contact with the relevant Embassies.

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Non-swedish citizen interested in Sweden

Working in Sweden, travel to Sweden, study in Sweden or just interested in Sweden?

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