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Last updated: May 2023

Whether you plan to explore the vibrant city of Stockholm or discover the natural beauty of the Swedish countryside, this guide will assist you in applying for the Sweden Schengen Visa to make your trip possible!

If you’re planning on visiting Sweden or any other Schengen country for tourism or business, we provide the necessary information to successfully navigate the Sweden Schengen Visa application process.

Keep reading for more info or apply online now via our website or using our iVisa app

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What is the Sweden Schengen Visa?

The Sweden Schengen Visa is a short-stay visa, highly coveted by travelers wanting to explore the Schengen area. This particular visa grants you the freedom to traverse multiple Schengen member countries, including Sweden, without the hassle of border crossings or the need to obtain separate visas for each destination.

With the Sweden Schengen Visa in hand, the visa holder gains access to 27 Schengen states: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

While the Swedish Schengen Visa allows you to visit other Schengen countries, Sweden should be the primary destination where you plan to spend the majority of your time within the Schengen Zone.

What can I do with the Swedish Schengen Visa?

  • Enter Sweden and the Schengen Area for tourism.

  • Visit family and friends residing in the area.

  • Make stopovers at an airport in the Schengen zone.

  • Attend business meetings and conferences, or conduct other business activities.

  • Do a short recreational course or training.

  • Play sports and participate in cultural activities.

  • Do scientific research.

  • Visit Sweden for medical reasons.

What can I not do with the Swedish Schengen Visa?

  • Do remunerated business (paid work).

  • Study for an extended time.

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Who can apply for the Sweden Schengen Visa?

European residents and nationals of Schengen countries enjoy the privilege of traveling visa-free within the Schengen Zone. However, foreign travelers from over 100 countries must fulfill specific requirements and undergo an interview process to get a Schengen visa.

Children or minors must also get a Schengen Visa if they visit Sweden from an eligible country. In such cases, both parents must sign the application form, and additional documents, such as a birth certificate, may be required.

There are certain countries whose passport holders can visit the Schengen Zone without needing a visa, including:

  • United States

  • United Kingdom

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • Canada

To check whether you need a Schengen Visa, use our convenient Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly with us online!

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How long is the Sweden Schengen Visa valid?

You are generally allowed a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry within a 180-day period. This means that you can freely enter and travel between any Schengen country as many times as you wish, as long as the total duration of your visit does not exceed 90 days.

It's important to keep in mind that the type of visa you receive, whether it is multiple-entry, double-entry, or single-entry, is ultimately determined by the Swedish government. Multiple-entry visas, if granted, can have a validity ranging from 180 days up to a maximum of 5 years.

It’s usually not possible to extend a Schengen Visa during your trip. Only in exceptional circumstances, an extension is granted (for example, a medical emergency). If you want to extend your trip you will have to exit the Schengen Area and apply for a new visa.

For more information on other Sweden Visa requirements, for example, a long-stay visa or work visa, please contact the Swedish embassy or consulate near you.

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Required documents and information for the Swedish Schengen Visa application

When applying for the Swedish Schengen Visa with us, you’ll receive a complete list of documents by email that you must submit during the process.

Here’s an overview of the documents that are usually required:

  • A copy of your valid passport: It must be valid for at least six months after your planned arrival date.

  • Proof of your travel plans: This can be a return ticket to your home country, confirmed hotel reservation(s), or invitation letter from your host.

  • Proof of sufficient funds: Evidence that you can support yourself financially during your trip. You can do this by providing bank statements, for example.

  • Travel/medical insurance: This insurance must cover expenses for medical treatment up to €30,000 and repatriation in case of an emergency.

  • Two passport-size photos: If you don’t have one, use our affordable and convenient digital photo service.

  • Visa application form: You’ll receive this during the application process.

  • Other documents: Proving your civil status and employment status (if applicable).

You may need to provide additional documents for any dependents traveling with you, such as your spouse or children.

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How to apply for the Sweden Schengen visa online with us

To get a valid visa quickly and easily, follow the below steps:

  • Step 1: Fill out your personal and travel details on our website or the super easy-to-use iVisa app!

  • Step 2: Double-check all info and pay the iVisa service fee with a debit or credit card or PayPal. The government fee must be paid at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center (VAC) in your country during your visa appointment.

  • Step 3: You’ll receive a complete step-by-step manual with how to fill out all information on the application form and which required documents to bring to the mandatory visa interview. Today, you’ll only need to upload a passport scan and passport photo.

We will make an appointment on your behalf and ensure you know what to expect during the application process. Visa applications are a breeze when using our services!

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Cost and processing time of the Sweden Schengen Visa application

We currently offer one processing option for the Swedish Schengen Visa:

  • Standard processing: Takes up to 30 days and costs USD $149.99, excluding the government fee.

This iVisa fee includes full support to guide you from start to finish, plus a complete guide to help you fill out the application form and prepare for your visa interview.

  • Government processing: The Swedish government aims to give a decision on your application between 15 and 45 days. This means you should apply at least 45 days before your planned departure to Sweden.

It’s possible to start your application six months before your departure date.

The government fee of about US$85 (can differ per nationality) must be paid during the appointment (half-price for children between the age of 6 and 12 and free for kids under 6 years old).

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Do I need a Sweden Schengen Visa if I’m transiting through the country?

If you are stopping over at a Swedish airport on your way to a non-Schengen country, you will need to apply for a Sweden Airport Transit Visa. Whether you need to apply for this visa may depend on your nationality.

We advise contacting your local embassy to check if you need a Transit Visa.

Benefits of getting your Italy Schengen Visa with us

  • 100% government-compliant: Our team of iVisa agents will review your information and make sure it is 100% compliant with government requirements.

  • Unlimited access to our team of iVisa Experts: Let our iVisa Experts guide you through the entire application process, from start to finish.

  • Simplified application form: Fill out a clear and short survey with 50% fewer questions instead of 60 confusing and tedious questions on the government website.

  • Fill out at your own pace: Complete the application form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress.

  • Step-by-step guide: Receive a handbook with all the tips you need to answer difficult questions, a document checklist, and guidance on preparing for your interview.

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COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions in Sweden

Good news! COVID-19 tests, vaccination certificates, or quarantining are not required to enter Sweden, the European Union, and other Schengen countries.

Other travel documents for Sweden

You've probably heard of the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). Here’s more information about the differences between the ETIAS and Schengen Visa.

The ETIAS is a new travel authorization system to improve security in Europe. The system aims to check if visa-free travelers to the European Union and the Schengen Area do not pose a safety risk to the region.

The system is not active yet but will work similarly to the United States ESTA system. If you are one of the lucky travelers that enjoy visa-free travel (and do not need a Schengen Visa), you can apply for your ETIAS via us online, as soon as it’s available.

Where can I learn more?

Learn more about the Swedish Schengen Visa by contacting our dedicated online team of customer service agents. They are available via online chat to assist with any questions you may have, or you can email them at [email protected].

Required Documents to Apply
  • Passport scan.
  • Passport photo.
Important Instructions
  • The Sweden Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel document to visit Sweden and all 27 countries of the Schengen Area.

  • You can stay in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days per entry.

  • We advise you to apply for this visa at least two months ahead to account for any delays.

  • To apply, you will need your valid passport and two passport photos.

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A Sweden Schengen Visa is issued in at least 15 working days. Sometimes it can take 45 days. The process can be long, especially if you apply alone. For that reason, we recommend you apply 2 months in advance for this Visa to avoid any delays.

Remember that with iVisa you can apply easily and fast for a Sweden Schengen Visa with the help of an iVisa Visa Expert. Forget about going through a stressful visa application for yourself and start to enjoy planning your trip!

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It will only take around 20 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

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To submit your online application, we only require you to have your Passport Scan. That’s it!

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You should bring the following documents:

  • Your printed and signed application form.

  • Your application photo. It needs to be in passport format and taken no more than 6 months ago. We recommend that you also bring an extra copy of the photo, just in case.

  • The payment for the visa fee.

  • Your collected fingerprints in case you have not registered them in the VIS (Visa Information System) for the previous 59 months. Children younger than 12 don’t need to follow this requirement.

  • Your valid passport. It needs to have been issued for the past 10 years, be valid for at least 3 months after your visa has expired, and contain at least 2 blank pages.

  • Copies of your previous Schengen Visas (if needed).

  • Proves that you are capable of financing your trip. For example, your bank statement from the last 3 months. Take into account that to travel to Sweden, you need to prove that you will expend at least 450 SEK per day. The person inviting you can also pay for this amount of money.

  • Your proof of accommodation in case of an informal visit. For example, a letter of invitation from your friend or family.

  • In the case of a business trip, you will need an invitation from the company or from the person arranging the conference you will attend.

  • Proves that you have enough reasons to return to your country. For example, documents that show you are currently working or studying, have family ties, or have properties. A return ticket can also be helpful.

  • If you are traveling alone as a minor, you will need a certified power of attorney signed by your parents.

  • Health insurance for travel that could cover hospitalizations, emergencies, urgent treatments and healthcare, death, or repatriation in the Schengen area of at least 30,000 euros.

  • If you're traveling to Sweden for medical treatment and cannot receive the necessary treatment in your home country, you'll need a medical certificate to prove it. Additionally, you'll need to provide detailed documents that demonstrate your payment for the treatment you'll be receiving in Sweden.

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Yes, you can! The Sweden Schengen Visa is a travel authorization that allows you to visit Sweden and all the countries from the Schengen area.

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No. There is a government fee that you will usually need to pay.

You need to pay at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center(VAC) a government fee of $85.73 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee not included). Children between the age of 6 and 11 will need to pay a government fee of $42.87 USD (40 euros) in cash. Children under 6 years old won't need to pay a government fee.

You also won’t need to pay a government fee if you are:

  • A foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or citizens of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway

  • 25 or less and traveling as a non-profit organization representative to go to events, seminars, or conferences related to sports, culture, or education.

  • Going to Sweden as a school pupil, for academic purposes like accompanying a professor as a formal university or doctorate student to do research or training.

  • Traveling as a researcher to the country to do academic research. We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Sweden.

NOTE: Sometimes you can pay the government fee online, depending on your country of residence.

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There are no COVID-19 requirements for travelers to enter Sweden.

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