How to apply

Applicants travelling to Sweden can submit their applications online. For the time being, applicants with Iceland or Poland as main destination have to continue to hand in paper applications. First follows a description on how to apply online. Further down you will find instructions on how to apply on paper form.

Applying online - with main destination Sweden

You can apply online together with your husband/wife and unmarried children under 18 years of age. Any other people you wish to travel with have to make their own online applications.

1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have a valid passport, a medical travel insurance and have booked an air ticket (although we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted), and you must also have an invitation from the person you will be visiting in Sweden.

Read more under ‘Required documents’ in the menu on the left.

2. Applying online
Visit the Swedish Migration Agency website and read the instructions you need. When applying online, scan all your documents and you may pay online with your bank/credit card. Please note that you have to show the documents when visiting the Embassy (national/local documents must be presented in original and you must be able to show Swedish documents in original if requested by the Embassy). During registration of the application you will be prompted to book an appointment to submit your documents.

Swedish Migration Agency website

You can choose not to pay online. In that case, you pay the fee at the Standard Chartered Bank, account name Embassy of Sweden, account number 010 800 621 0402.

The original receipt is to be submitted when you visit the Embassy. Please make sure that the applicant's name clearly appears on the bankreceipt.

Read more under ‘Fees’ in the menu on the left.

3. Telephone enquires
Call the migration department at the embassy for any enquires during telephone hours. Monday-Thursday, 13.30-14.30. Telephone number: +255 22 21 96 555. Email: ambassaden.dar-es-salaam@gov.se

4. Visit the Embassy
When visiting the Embassy at the appointed time, please bring your passport with you together with the printed online application as well as all the scanned and additional documents (including a receipt of bankpayment if applicable). If you do not have all the documents with you, there is a risk that your application will be rejected. During the visit, you will be required to sign the application and may also be required to answer some additional questions.

As from 6 June 2013, applicants (from 12 years of age) must must have his or her biometric information taken (ten fingerprints and a photograph).

All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must visit the Embassy.

You can find the address of the Embassy under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.

5. Wait for the decision
You can log in on ‘My page for e-visa’ and see if there is a decision in your case. You can also contact the Embassy's Migration Department either during telephone hours (Mon-Thurs 13.30-14.30) or via email in order to learn about the decision.

If your visa application is granted:
If your application is granted, you may visit the Embassy during pick-up hours; Mon-Thurs 09.00-14.30.

If your visa application has been rejected:
If your application is rejected, the Embassy will contact you to come and collect the decision. If agreed when you are informed of the rejection, the Embassy can send a scanned copy of your decision to your email address.

Applying on a paper form - optional for all applicants

If you apply to travel to Iceland, Poland or cannot for some reason submit your application to Sweden online, you can submit your application form and additional required documents in person at the Embassy of Sweden in Dar es Salaam.

1. Prepare the documentation
Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have a valid passport,  a medical travel insurance and have booked an air ticket (although we advise you to delay payment until your visa has been granted), and you must also have an invitation from the person you will be visiting in Sweden/Iceland/Poland.

Read more under ‘required documents’.

2. Pay the application fee
Before you hand in your application, the relevant application fee (see under "Fees" in the left hand menu) has to be paid to the Embassy's bank account in Tanzanian Shillings (see details below) and you have to bring the original bank receipt to the Embassy when submitting your application. Please make sure that the applicant's name clearly appears on the bankreceipt.

Standard Chartered Bank,

Account name: Embassy of Sweden

Account number: 010 800 621 0402

3. Make an appointment
Make an appointment by calling the Migration Department at the Embassy during telephone hours or by sending an email. Telephone hours are Monday-Thursday, 13.30-14.30. Telephone number: +255 22 21 96 555. Email: ambassaden.dar-es-salaam@gov.se

4. Visit the Embassy
When visiting the Embassy, please bring the completed application form (signed), together with all the additional required documents, your passport and the receipt of payment. If you do not have all the documents with you, there is a risk that your application will be rejected.  During the visit, you may be required to answer some additional questions.

As from 6 June 2013, applicants (from 12 years of age) must must have his or her biometric information taken (ten fingerprints and a photograph).

All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must  visit the Embassy in person.

You can find the address of the Embassy under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.

5.Wait for the decision
In order to find out about the decision, you may contact the Embassy’s Migration Department during telephone answering hours (Mon-Thurs 13.30-14.30) or via email (ambassaden.dar-es-salaam@gov.se).

If your visa application is granted:
If your application is granted, you may visit the Embassy during pick-up hours (Mon-Thurs 09.00-14.30)

If your visa application has been rejected:
If your application is rejected, the Embassy will contact you by phone to come and collect the decision. If agreed over the phone, the Embassy can send a scanned copy of the decision to your email.