How to apply

Applying via VFS Global 

The quickest and easiest way is to apply for a visa at the Swedish Visa Application Centre, which is run by VFS Global. This means that you, in most of the cases, do not have to visit the Swedish Embassy in person.
How you proceed is described step-by-step at the VFS Global website.

Applying on a paper form

If you cannot or do not wish to apply via the Swedish Application Centre, you present your application forms and other documents in person at the Swedish embassy. You have to make an appointment, and the processing period may be longer. How to proceed:
1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have arranged for a passport and medical travel insurance and have booked an air ticket (although we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted), and you must also have an invitation from the person you will be visiting in Sweden.
Read more under ‘Required documents’.
2. Make an appointment
To make an appointment at the Swedish Embassy, you contact VFS Global on following telephonenumber +90 0212 373 58 03 free of charge.
3. Pay the application fee
Pay the fee at Garanti Bank. The fee is to be paid into account number TR88 0006 2001 3610 0006 2985 93 and the account holder is ‘Swedish Embassy’.
Read more under ‘Fees’.
4. Visit the Embassy
Bring the completed application form, all the required documents and a receipt of payment to the embassy at the appointed time. If you do not have all the documents with you, there is a risk that your application will be rejected.  During the visit, you may be required to answer some additional questions.
Furthermore, applicants (from 12 years of age) must have his or her biometric information taken (ten fingerprints and a photograph).
All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must visit the Embassy.
You can find the address of the embassy under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.
5. Wait for the decision
When you submit your application for visa you will receive information regarding when you can collect the decision and your passport. The processing time is approximately 15 days.