In order to travel to Sweden for a shorter period (maximum 90 days), Thai citizens need a Schengen visa. For more general information about visas, please see the Swedish Migration Board homepage, www.migrationsverket.se. For information about specific requirements for issuing different visas, please see the headlines on the right hand side column of this page.
If the applicant plans to stay longer than 90 days in Sweden, he/she needs to apply for a residence permit. For more information please refer to For stays more than 90 days or Study in Sweden or Work & live in Sweden.
To improve the service for persons who wish to apply for visas to Sweden, the Embassy has entered into an agreement with VFS Global to facilitate the reception of Schengen visa applications for stays in Sweden shorter than 90 days. Note that you will not be able to apply for a Schengen visa earlier that three months in prior to your travel.
Applicants who wish to apply for a Schengen visa through the Swedish Visa Application Centre in the Alma Link Building, can do so without any previous appointment. The Centre will levy a service charge of 535 THB per application in addition to the visa fees. The Application Centre is located on the 12th Floor in the Alma Link Building, BTS station Chidlom, Exit 3 or 5, just behind the Department Store Central Chidlom on Soi Chid Lom. The address to the Centre is:
Swedish Visa Application Centre
12th Floor, Alma Link Building
25 Soi Chid Lom
Information about the application process, the services offered by the Centre and the documentation needed for the applications is found on the VFS Global website http://www.vfsglobal.com/sweden/thailand
The Application Centre will be open for receiving visa applications between 08.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00, Monday through Friday. Applicants can pick up their passports and visas at the Centre between 13.00 – 16.00, Monday through Friday.
Decisions by the Embassy in visa matters handled by the Centre will be taken within 7-9 days, depending on the season and workload.
To watch the Embassy's video-clip on how to apply for a visa at the VFS, click here
It is also possible to submit a visa application directly to the Embassy. VFS will assist, free of charge, to make the appointment at the Embassy by the applicant making a call to phone number +66 (0) 2263 9105. The time slots for submitting the applications through such appointments at the Embassy, are on Tuesdays and on Thursdays, between 08.00 to 10.00. For these applications the decision process will take approximately 14 days from the day of submission.
Step-by-step guide to acquire your visa at the Embassy with a booked time
1) Time for submitting an application at the Embassy
To make the appointment you call VFS, phone number +66 (0) 2263 9105 . The time slots for submitting the applications through such appointments at the Embassy, are on Tuesdays and on Thursdays, between 08.00 to 10.00.
2) Fill out all Necessary Forms for Your Visa Application
Find your relevant forms to the right on this page. Make sure to acquire all necessary documents and to fill out the visa application form.
3) Pay Your Visa Application Fee and Receive a Receipt of the Payment.
The fee must be paid and a receipt must be included in the visa application submitted to the Embassy. The fee must be paid at the UOB bank branch in Bangkok. The fee can not be paid through an ATM. There is an UOB bank branch located close to the Embassy, in the lobby of Two Pacific Place. The fee should be paid to account number 795-1-05431-7 and be made payable to account holder "Embassy of Sweden".
For more information on the Visa application fee, please see the link in the right hand margin.
4) Submit your Visa Application to the Embassy
You must appear in person when submitting the application. If the application is not completed or if supporting documentation are missing your application may be rejected in which case the application fee is not refundable. Remember to bring the receipt which shows that your visa application fee has been paid.
5) Pick up your passport with notice on your visa decision
You (or person appointed by you) can usually pick up your passport after about 14 days. You are informed by the Embassy at the time of submitting your application when the passport and notice of your visa decision can be collected.
When submitting your application you may request to have your passport and notice of your visa decision sent to the Honorary Consulate in Phuket against a postal service fee of 250 Baht.
Please note that the Embassy is located on the 20th floor at One Pacific Place and the VFS Global is located on the 12th floor in the Alma Link Building. There are several private agencies in the same building as both the Embassy and the VFS, charging an additional fee for their services to visa applicants. The Embassy and VFS do not cooperate with any of these companies. There is no agency that can influence the Embassy's handling time or the outcome of the decision.