Applying for a visa to Sweden

If you want to visit Sweden and you are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need to apply for a visa.

List of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Sweden

Since December 19th 2009, nationals of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia who are holders of a biometric passport are able to travel without a Schengen visa. The visa free travel includes short-term trips up to 90 days within ever six months for business, study or tourism purpose. The visa free regime does not allow for living or working in the EU. For long-term studies, longer than 90 days, a residence permit is required.

The new rules does not apply to Serbian citizens holding biometric passports issued by “Koordinaciona Uprava“ (Coordination Directorate) in Belgrade for persons residing in Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99. Holders of these passports need to have a valid Schengen visa for travelling to the Schengen area.

Bear in mind that Kosovo citizens (holders of Kosovo pasport) are to apply for Schengen visa only at the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje.

For more information on practical information in Serbian about visa free travel, please click on the document to the right "Putovanje bez viza za građane Srbije i Crne Gore”.


Unlike some other Swedish embassies, where you can apply online for the Schengen visa, at the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade you will have to submit your application documents in person. An appointment is required. 

Rules and required documents

Read about the rules, which documents are required and how you apply in the menu on the left.

Avoid other people selling services

Please note that the embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.