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Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area.
If you are visiting Sweden and are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may need a visa. A visa is a permit to travel to and stay in a country for a maximum of 90 days. If you intend to stay in Sweden for longer than 90 days you will need a visitors’ residence permit.
Depending on the purpose of your travel to Sweden, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion.
These are Sweden visa requirements you will need to furnish while applying for the visa.
For different purpose of stay, you may be asked to provide additional documents:
The way to apply for Sweden visa is the same as other schengen visa country, to apply for Sweden visa just follow these steps:
The application fee is tied to the euro and is revised in the event of any major shift in the exchange rate.
Adults: EUR 60 or INR 5 100 (Revised on 24-09-2018)
Children aged 6 – 12: EUR 35 or INR 2 975 (Revised on 24-09-2018)
VFS Global charges a service fee EUR 12.75 (inclusive of Service tax) per application over and above the visa application fee.
Visits longer than 90 days
National (D) Visa Adults and children: EUR 60 (Revised on 24-09-2018)
Residence permit for a visit
Adults: SEK 1 000 or INR 7 900
Children under 18: SEK 500 or INR 3 900
The time it takes to process an application at the Embassy varies but decisions are generally reached within 15 days from the time you visit the Embassy. This period may be extended up to a maximum 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of application is needed.
All applicants must download the visa application form, fill in the required details and submit it with mandatory documents to start the process for a Sweden visa.
You can download Sweden visa application form from internet or get directly from the embassy or consulate. It is recommended to contact nearest Sweden embassy or consulate before starting prepare all required documents for application process.
You can make an appointment online or it might be possible to get an appointment directly from the Embassy and hand in a paper application.
It is recommended to present your documents in English or Swedish, but if your documents are originally in any other languages than Swedish or English, you should translate them into Swedish or English.
In most cases, the Embassy decides whether to grant a visa. If the Embassy is not sure what position to take on an application, it passes the case on to the Migration Agency in Sweden for a decision.
It’s possible to appeal a decision on an entry visa. The decision to reject an application for an entry visa always has justification. This means that you get information in the decision as to why your application was rejected.
If you received a decision you are not satisfied with, you can submit a written appeal no later than 3 weeks from the day you received the decision.
A visa is valid in the Schengen countries for up to 90 days in a 180-day period.