Applying for a visa to Sweden

Sweden takes part in the Schengen cooperation. If you already have a valid visa issued by a Schengen country, it is usually valid also for visits to Sweden.

In exceptional cases, the visa may only be valid for entry into the issuing country or only for certain countries. Thus, you may need to apply for a visa.


If you need a visa you submit your application documents in person at the Swedish embassy. Within the Schengen area this service is offered at the embassy in Athens, Berlin, Madrid, Paris and Rome.

A decision on your application will be available after about two weeks.

Read about how you apply in the menu on the left.

Rules and required documents

Read about the rules and which documents are required at the Migration Agency website.

Swedish Migration Agency website