A visa is a permit to travel to and stay in a country for a maximum of 90 days. Indonesian citizens need an entry visa.
An entry visa is a permit required by person wishing to enter Sweden for a temporary visit, for example:
It is valid for any type of passports holder.
If you intend to stay in Sweden for longer than 90 days you will need a visitors’ residence permit.
A visa can be granted for a maximum of 90 days.
You can submit your application at the earliest three months before your date of departure.
You submit your application at:
Submission time: Monday – Friday, 08:00 AM – 03:00 PM
The process usually takes up to 14 calendar days.
If you want to stay longer than 90 days you need to apply for a Visitor's Permit not a visa. The application for visitor’s permits is submitted to the Embassy of Sweden, but the decision is taken by the Swedish Migration Agency in Sweden.
Contact the Embassy of Sweden to book an appointment for submitting your application as well as for an interview.
It is recommended that you present your documents in English or Swedish, but if your documents are originally in any other languages than Swedish or English, you need to translate them into Swedish or English.
You are not required to translate documents that are issued by an Indonesian Authority such as family card (kartu keluarga), marriage book (buku nikah) or and birth certificate (akte kelahiran), but you have to translate others documents such as custody decision by court (hak pengasuhan anak) and consent letter for minors.
If it is your first time travelling to the Schengen area, you must visit VFS Global to submit your application, take biometric and fingerprints.
If you have a Schengen visa that was issued within 3 years from your date of departure, VFS Global will re-use your biometric for the new application. For further information, you can contact VFS Global.
Your short-stay visa allows you to travel to Sweden and usually to other Schengen States. But it does not automatically entitle you to enter the Schengen area. You may have to provide certain information at the border or other controls. You may, for instance, have to provide information regarding your means of support, how long you intend to stay in Sweden and why you are visiting Sweden. In some cases, such checks may result in a refusal for the visa holder to enter Sweden or the Schengen area. As soon as you receive your passport with a Schengen visa, you need to make sure that all the information it contains is correct.
The fastest and most convenient way to apply for a residence permit is to apply online at the Swedish Migration Agency website:
You can find all information on residence permits, waiting times and the application process at the above website.
You can check the status of your application and see the time to decision at the Migration Agency’s website https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Startpage.html
You can check the status of your application here:
After you receive an information email from the Swedish Migration Agency, you can contact the Embassy at +62 21 2553 5900 or email to: email@example.com
You will be notified by email when the card is available for pick up. It usually takes 3-4 weeks from the decision date. You need to wait for the residence permit card to travel to Sweden.
If all requirements are filled, and there is no doubt that you will leave the Schengen territory before the visa expires, it is possible to apply for a visa for a short visit while you have an open application for residence permit.
Other questions are to be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Migration Section at +62 21 2553 5900.