Information on how to apply for a Schengen visa can be found here. Please note that before visiting the embassy to submit your application you need to make an appointment.
If your visa application is to be considered, you must submit all required documents. Here you find links to our checklists of what is mandatory and required when submitting an application.
Make an appointment by e-mailing the Embassy at email@example.com.
In your e-mail, please write in English and include the following details:
Please give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation of an appointment.
Adults: 60 euro
Children aged 6-12: 35 euro
Diplomatic passport holders: No fee
The fee should be paid in kwacha equivalent to the stipulated amount in euro. Since the application fee is tied to the euro it is revised regularly. The fee can be changed on short notice.
When given an appointment you will receive information about the current fee in kwacha and a bank slip for payment via Stanbic Bank.
NOTE: if the applicant is married to an EU national other rules may apply. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The following applicants pay no fee:
Citizens of countries that have signed Visa Facilitation Agreements with the EU pay a reduced fee or are exempt from payment. See more information on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.
Residence permits for visitors
Adults: 1000 SEK
Children under the age of 18: 500 SEK
Processing time is 15 days from the date of lodging the application at the Embassy of Sweden. The period may be extended up to 30 calendar days in individual cases and exceptionally up to a maximum of 60 calendar days. Some nationals must go through a mandatory prior consultation procedure during the assessment of the visa application. This is to check whether any Member States has any objection for issuing a uniform visa. The procedure takes approximately 7-9 days to finalize and up to 14 days if it’s a representation case. Zambian nationals are not included in the list.
The Embassy is open for passport collection:
Please note that you may lodge your application 90 days before the intended departure.
The Embassy cannot assist students in applying for university studies in Sweden. If you want to learn about admissions for international students at Swedish universities please visit Study in Sweden.
The Embassy does not provide scholarships for students. If you are interested in scholarships for possible studies in Sweden please visit Study in Sweden.