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Swedish citizens who wish to apply for a Swedish passport at the Embassy of Sweden in Abu Dhabi must book an appointment online.
You book a time slot for passport application here: online-booking. Bring your filled-out copy of Swedish citizen – Form for passport applicant. All the information should be filled in prior to your appointment. This is of utmost importance, so that you do not miss your booked time slot. One slot time per person.
If you are a minor both guardians should be present at the Embassy, as well as bringing the filled out forms Guardian’s Certificate and Swedish citizen – Form for passport applicant. Please note that both forms have to be signed by both guardians.
The embassy receives passport applications only with appointments. Valid passport must be presented or if expired a valid ID card.
You may need an entry visa. An entry visa is a permit required by persons wishing to enter
Sweden for a temporary visit, for example:
• on business or to take part in a conference
• to visit relatives and friends
• as a tourist
List of foreign citizens who require Visa for entry into Sweden
To apply for a visa you should visit VFS Global in Abu Dhabi or Dubai and submit your application there. The visa application centres are located at The Mall, World Trade Centre in Abu Dhabi and Wafi Mall, Level 2 in Dubai.
If you have a residence permit in the United Arab Emirates, and wish to travel to Sweden, you can submit your visa application together with required documents in person to VFS Global.
For the opening hours, rules and required documents please visit the website of VFS Global. Appointment is needed. (VFS Global has 15 drop-in slots for business travelers per week i.e. without any appointment).
Nationals of certain states are required to go through a mandatory prior consultation procedure during the assessment of the visa application. This is to check whether any Member State has any objection for issuing a uniform visa. The procedure takes approximately 7-9 days to finalize. Here is the list of all the third country nationals.
If it, on humanitarian grounds, for reasons of national interest or because of international obligations and if for reasons of urgency, it is considered necessary to issue a visa without carrying out required prior consultation, a visa of limited territorial validity (only valid for Sweden) might be granted without a prior consultation procedure.
If you live in Bahrain and wish to apply for a visa to travel to Sweden, you should contact the German embassy in Manama. (It is also possible to apply at the VFS Global in Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
When it comes to Kuwait, you should contact the Embassy of Netherlands in Kuwait City. (It is also possible to apply at the VFS Global in Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
The Embassy strongly advices you to avoid other people and agents are selling services related to visa applications and residence permit.
Please note that the Embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy who offer services for payment. Sellers can influence neither the processing periods or the decision.
- You can book an appointment for an interview if you have been asked by the Swedish Migration Agency to do so.
- We will respond to you with your time and date for appointment, it is important that you reply to the email and confirm your time and date, otherwise the appointment will be cancelled.
- You are welcome during our Migration reception hours on Tuesdays between 09:00-11:00. It is important that you bring your original passport; otherwise we will not hand out the residence permit card.
It is now possible to apply online for Residence permits for highly qualified individuals to look for work or explore the possibilities of starting a business in Sweden (CAT).
Applicants are encouraged to use the online application on the website of Swedish Migration Agency. When an application is submitted digitally, it is possible for the Migration Agency to contact the applicant directly if needed.
More information is to be found here: https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Look-for-work-or-start-a-business.html
As of November 1, 2022 all original passports must be checked before taking decisions in all residence permits related matters.
If the migration agency has approached you by e-mail to proceed with passport check and biometrics (without an interview), you can visit the Embassy during our Migration Reception hours on Tuesdays between 09:00-11:00. You must bring a valid passport. You do not need any appointment. If an interview must be performed, an appointment must be scheduled by email. Passport check and biometrics will be included in the interview appointment.