Visa to Sweden

Australian and New Zealand citizens do not require a visa when visiting Sweden and the Schengen-states for up to 90 days.

Applications for Residence and/or Work Permits as well as Working Holiday Visa for Sweden are handled by the Embassy of Sweden (see links to the left).

Schengen Visa

A Schengen visa is required for persons of certain nationalities who wish to visit the Schengen countries.

New Visa Information System

As from May 15, 2014 all applicants, applying for a Schengen visa, must submit biometric data - ten fingerprints and a digital photo. The biometric data is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), which is an IT-system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data.

> For more information


For other nationalities residing in Australia, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra handles all Schengen visa applications to Sweden.

 > List of foreign citizens who require Visa for entry into Sweden 

Comprehensive information regarding how to apply for a Schengen visa can be found at the following webpage:
> Vfsglobal

Please note that you have to apply in person for a Schengen visa at a VFS Visa Centre.

Applications should be registered online on Application Portal Norway before an appointment is made.

For further information, please contact the VFS Visa Helpline;
or call: 02-9252 1152

Compulsory appendix to the visa application (family details) and Supplementary appendices to the visa application form (Appendix A and E) can be found on the website of:
> The Swedish Migration Agency


If you live in New Zealand, please contact the Dutch Embassy in Wellington to apply for a Schengen visa.

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Cnr Ballance Street - Investment House / Featherston Street
Tel: 04-471 6390
> Embassy website


Visa applicants from the Pacific Islands have to schedule an appointment at the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra. Swedish consulates will as from 15 May 2014 no longer be able to accept visa applications.

> Embassy of Sweden