Visit for longer than 90 days – documents

If you wish to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you need to apply for residence permit for a visit or, if you have special grounds, for a ‘D-visa’ (national visa).

Read more about residence permit for a visit and D-visas under ‘Basic facts’ in the menu on the left.

Applying for a residence permit for a visit


All the documents have to be submitted in original. However if you have a desire to keep the originals bring copies as well, normally they will be accepted. The forms must be completed either in Swedish or in English. Documents issued by the
authorities in your country of origin are to be submitted together with a translation
into one of the mentioned languages by an authorised translator.

You need:

  • The form Application for a visitor’s permit.
  • The form Family details – appendix to your application.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document. This must:
    - be valid for at least three months after your departure from the Schengen area
    - contain at least two empty pages
    - have been issued during the past ten years.
  • A copy of the first page in your passport, and of any extensions and/or name changes in the passport.
  • Two coloured photographs in passport format 35 x 45mm, taken straight from the front with a light background and no older than six months. The Photographs have to be of true likeness taken without any headgear. Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected and may cause delay in processing the application.
  • And – if you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – the form Application for a visitor’s permit for a child. 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 the following documents:

  • The form Invitation – If you wish to invite a relative or friend to visit you, in the original.
  • Civic registration/family certificate (personbevis) for the purpose of the invitation not older than three month.
  • Documents showing that the visitor has adequate means of support during his/her stay in Sweden.

Application for a D-visa

You need:

  • The form National visa (D-visa) (available in English only)
  • The form Family details – appendix to your application.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document. This must:
    - be valid for at least three months after your departure from the Schengen area
    - contain at least two empty pages
    - have been issued during the past ten years.
  • Two coloured photographs in passport format 35 x 45mm, taken straight from the front with a light background and no older than six months. The Photographs have to be of true likeness taken without any headgear. Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected and may cause delay in processing the application.
  • 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’.
  • Civic registration/family certificate from the friend or relative issued by the tax office, not older than three month.  
  • Invitation from the company invited you to Sweden.

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