Visit for longer than 90 days – documents
If you wish to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you need to apply for residence permit for a visit or, if you have special grounds, for a ‘D-visa’ (national visa).
Read more about residence permit for a visit and D-visas under ‘Basic facts’ in the menu on the left.
Applying for a residence permit for a visit
The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English. Documents issued by the authorities in your country of origin are to be submitted together with a translation in Swedish or English by an authorised translator.
- The form Application for a visitor’s permit.
- The form Family details – appendix to your application.
- A valid passport or travel document.
- A copy of the first page in your passport, of any extensions and/or name changes in the passport and of all stamped pages.
- A recently taken colour photograph in passport format that are no older than six months and are 45 mm x 35 mm in size. The photos must be taken against a light background and show you looking straight ahead.
- A copy of your ticket for the return journey.
- And – if you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – the form Application for a visitor’s permit for a child. Note that additional documents are required for applicants under the age of 18. Check under ‘Minors – extra documents’.
The person you will be visiting in Sweden needs the following documents:
Documents must not be older than three months.
- The form Invitation – If you wish to invite a relative or friend to visit you, in the original.
- Civic registration/family certificate (personbevis) for the purpose of the invitation.
- Documents showing that the visitor has adequate means of support during his/her stay in Sweden.
Application for a D-visa
- The form National visa (D-visa) (available in English only)