Sports or cultural visit

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden for a sporting or cultural purpose, you need the documents listed below.

You must have:

  • The documents required by all visa applicants. Read more under ‘Required documents’.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Proof of means of subsistence: e.g.
    – bank account statement on the account turnover during the last three months, and
    – proof of regular income e.g. salary slips of the last three months (or similar).
  • The following documents regarding the purpose of the visit, for either of the categories:
    (a) For cultural events or conferences:
    – an invitation from the organiser of the event or/the contract concluded by the cultural service provider or/invitation to a creative work.
    (b) For sporting events:
    – invitation from the sports club/sports federation or/accreditation confirming the participation in the sport event.
    – certificate from the sending sports club or sport federation
  • The following documents regarding the personal situation of the applicant shall be presented by either of the categories:
    (a) If the applicant is employed:
    – letter from employer and/or approval for leave.
    – SGK (social security) registration document and SGK "hizmet dökümü".
    (b) If the applicant is a farmer
    – farmer certificate issued by chamber of agriculture
    (c) If applicant is employed by or owner of a private company
    – company registration in chamber of commerce and copy of the bulletin of the trade register.
    – statement of taxes payment.
    (d) If the applicant is retired:
    – proof of pension (either bank account statement or pensioner booklet).
    (e) If the applicant is a student:
    – student certificate (Öğrenci Belgesi).
    (f) If the applicant is a minor or under age 18 and travelling alone or with one parent or legal guardian only:
    – public notary approved statement from his/her parents (this condition shall not apply if the travelling parent is a single parent or holds the parental authority alone).

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