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:

Important information

Since 14 November 2013, 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, please see:


To improve the service available to those applying for a visa, the Embassy cooperates with VFS Global. You submit your application in person to VFS Global, and they can also provide you with information and other kinds of service. When the decision has come through, within 15 days, you collect your passport and your visa decision at the VFS Global offices.

VFS Global charge a fee of 29 Euros per application (in addition to the regular visa fee) for their services. Contact the VFS Global website for the application centre’s address and opening hours and for other practical information.

VFS Global website

Sweden Visa Application Center                                                                                     Gelex Building, 3rd floor                                                                                                        52 Le Dai Hanh, Le Dai Hanh Ward                                                                                Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Tel: +84-4-39729449

Ho Chi Minh City
Trung tâm tiếp nhận thị thực
Tòa nhà Resco – Lầu 4
94-96, Đường Nguyễn Du
P. Bến Nghé, Q. 1
Tp. Ho chi Minh, 70000 Vietnam
Tel: 0084-8-3939 0891

If you  do not want to use VFS Global, you can submit your application in person at the Swedish Embassy instead. However, you then need to make an appointment through VFS Global (see contact details above). The Embassy only receives applicants on Wednesdays 09.00-11.00.

Rules and required documents

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

Regarding agencies

Please note that the Embassy only cooperates with VFS Global. The Embassy has nothing to do with sellers or agencies outside the premises of the Embassy or the VFS Global offices, who offer services. No agencies can influence either the processing period or the decision.