Applying for a Visa to Sweden

If you want to visit Sweden and you are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need to apply for a visa.

List of countries whose citizens require visas to visit 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 Shining Tower, Level 25, 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 please visit the website of VFS Global. No special appointment is necessary.

If you live in Bahrain and wish to apply for a visa to travel to Sweden, you should contact the German embassy in Manama.

When it comes to Kuawit, you should contact the Netherlands embassy in Kuwait City.

Rules and required documents

Read about the rules, which documents are required and how you apply in the menu on the left.

Avoid other people selling services

Please note that the Embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.