Applying for a visa

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

The list of countries whose citizens require a visa to visit Sweden


To improve the services to visa applicants, the embassy cooperates with an external service provider, VFS Global. Applications should be submitted by applicants in person. Applicants need to book an appointment in VFS Global to hand in their application there. VFS Global can also provide you with information and other kinds of service. When the decision has been made, after about 7 days, you collect your passport and your visa at the VFS Global.

VFS Global charges a fee of 100TL per application (over and above the visa fee) for their services and visa applications can be submitted in Ankara, Izmir and Antalya. Check the VFS Global website for the application centre’s address and opening hours and for other practical information.

If you cannot or do not want to contact VFS Global you can submit your application in person to the Swedish embassy instead. You need to make an appointment through VFS Global. A decision on your application will be available after about 15 days.

Avoid other people selling services

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