Applying for a Schengen visa

If you want to visit Sweden or any of the countries that Sweden represents for up to 90 days and you are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need to apply for a Schengen visa. The Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka is representing Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia in Schengen visa cases  

For a list of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Sweden, click here.


The easiest way to apply for a visa is to submit your Schengen visa application at VFS.Global at the following location : VFS.GLOBAL Sweden Visa Application Centre, Delta Life Tower, Plot 37, Road 90, 4th Floor, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh,

For inquiries please contact VFS Helpdesk at (+880) 09606 777 333 or e-mail to

A service fee of 17 Euro (1650 BDT) will be charged by VFS.Global. The Visa fee, payable to the Embassy of Sweden can be paid in cash at the Standard Chartered Bank booth in the Sweden Visa Application Centre, Dhaka with nominal fee of 230/- Taka inclusive of VAT as payment processing fee

You have to apply in person at VFS. Please observe that all visa applications are handled and decided by Swedish Migration officers/supervisors.

If you for some reason do not want to submit your application for Schengen visa at the VFS.Global you need an appointment provided by the Embassy in order to submit the application directly to the Embassy. Please send an e-mail to in order to get an appointment.

-Please note that for Bangladeshi citizens* there is a mandatory consultation process which will require up to seven days of waiting time. - * A comprehensive list of citizens subject to consultation is found in annex 16 to Article 22 of the Visa Code

Information regarding handling time of the Schengen visa applications in peak season:

The processing time for the Schengen Visa Applications may take up to 15 days or in some cases even longer. Therefore, plan well and submit your visa application well ahead of you planned travel dates, though at the earliest three months before your planned visit.

Warning: Avoid people selling services for family reunification

The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has been informed that there might be individuals falsely representing the Swedish Migration Agency or the Embassy in certain countries. These people are claiming that it is possible, through payment, to obtain an earlier appointment for an interview at the Embassy. Please note that the Swedish Embassies and Consulates General have nothing to do with any individuals who offer services for payment. All appointments for interviews for family reunification are made through the Embassies and are free of charge. 

It is only the Embassies that handle the applications for family reunification. Please contact the Embassy if you have any information that people are falsely representing Swedish authorities or if you suspect that somebody is trying to sell you services for additional charges