Visit for longer than 90 days

If you wish to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you need to apply for a Visitors Permit (a residence permit for visiting family/friends) or, if you have special grounds, for a ‘D-visa’ (national visa). An authorized English translation must be attached to any document in Chinese.

Read more about Visitor's Permits and D-visas under ‘Basic facts’.

For information on how to collect your residence permit card, please see general information under Applying for a work permit.

Applying for Visitor's Permit

You have to bring all the required documents to the embassy and submit them during the visa section opening hours (Monday-Friday, 9-11am, except holidays). You do not need to book an appointment beforehand.

You must have:

  • Application form no 165011 Application for a visitor’s permit, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • Application form no 239011 Family details – appendix to your application, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • A photocopy of the first page in your passport, and of any extensions and/or name changes in the passport.
  • A photocopy of your ticket for the return journey (we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted).
  • Proof of solvency in the form of a bank account statement or a wage specification for the last three months. If the person who is inviting you to Sweden will be paying for your support, you must show in the same way that he/she has enough money to do so. 
  • A notarized kinship certificate stating the relationship between you and your relative in Sweden. Mongolian citizens should note that certificates must be translated into English and be notarised by a notary public before being legalised and stamped by the consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar. 
  • For Chinese citizens: a photocopy of all the pages in your hukou/household register (no translation needed).

 

  • And – if you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – you should use form no 167011, Application for a visitor’s permit for a child. The application forms should be signed by the parent/guardian of the child. Note that additional documents are required for applicants under the age of 18:
  • A notarized birth or kinship certificate. Mongolian citizens should note that certificates must be translated into English and be notarised by a notary public before being legalised and stamped by the consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar. 
  • If the child’s parents are divorced, you must submit a notarized divorce certificate, showing who has custody of the child. Mongolian citizens should note that certificates must be translated into English and be notarised by a notary public before being legalised and stamped by the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar.
  • A notarized written consent from the child’s parents/custodians, if they/he/she is staying in China. If there is only one parent/custodian, you must submit a notarized document showing that this is the case. Mongolian citizens should note that certificates must be translated into English and be notarised by a notary public before being legalised and stamped by the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar.

The parent/legal guardian, or a friend/relative with a power of attorney from one of the parents/legal guardians, must accompany the minor when submitting the application.

The person you will be visiting in Sweden needs to provide you with the following documents:

  • Form no 241011 Invitation – If you wish to invite a relative or friend to visit you. You must submit the original form and it must be completed and signed by the relative in Sweden wishing to invite you.
  • A photocopy of the inviter’s civic registration/family certificate (familjebevis).
  • A photocopy of the identity page of the inviter’s passport.

Application for a D-visa

Applicants for D-visas need to submit the following documents:

You need:

  • Form no 169011 National visa (D-visa), completed and signed by the applicant.
  • Form no 239011 Family details – appendix to your application, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document.
  • A photocopy of the identity page in your passport, and of any extensions and/or name changes in the passport.
  • A recently taken photograph in passport format that is no older than six months attached to the application form.
  • A photocopy of your ticket for the return journey (we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted).
  • Proof of solvency, e.g. in the form of a bank account statement or a wage specification for the last three months. If the person who is inviting you to Sweden will be paying for your support, you must show in the same way that he/she has enough money to do so. 
  • A certificate stating the relationship between you and your relative in Sweden, notarized and legalized by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mongolian citizens should note that certificates must be translated into English and be notarised by a notary public before being legalised and stamped by the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar.
  • For Chinese citizens: a photocopy of all the pages in your hukou/household register (no translation needed).
  • And – if you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – note that additional documents are required for applicants under the age of 18. Check under ‘Minors – extra documents’.

The person you will be visiting in Sweden needs to provide you with the following documents:

  • Form no 241011 Invitation – If you wish to invite a relative or friend to visit you. The form must be completed and signed by the relative in Sweden wishing to invite you.
  • Civic registration/family certificate (familjebevis).
  • A photocopy of the identity page of the inviter’s passport.

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