How to apply

Applicants residing on the West Bank or Gaza

Applying via VFS Global

The quickest and easiest way is to apply for a visa at the Swedish Visa Application Centre, which is run by VFS Global. This means you do not have to visit the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem in person.

How you proceed is described step-by-step at the VFS Global website.

Applying at the Consulate

If you cannot or do not wish to apply via the Swedish Visa Application Centre, you present your application forms and other documents in person at the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem. You have to make an appointment, and the processing period may be longer. For more information on how to proceed please read more further down under “Applying on paper form”. 

 

Applicants residing in Jerusalem

If you reside in Jerusalem please note that you have to obtain an appointment to be able to hand in the visa application at the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem. Send an e-mail to booking.jerusalem@gov.se. The following information should be provided:

- Full name,
- Date of birth,
- ID-number,
- Purpose of the visit,
- Phone number where we can reach you,
- The traveling date.

For more information on how to proceed please read more further down under “Applying on paper form”.

 

Applying on paper form

How to proceed:

1. Prepare the documentation

Check which documents and personal information you need. You must for instance have arranged for a passport and 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.

Please note that the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem is not able to keep track of documents before you apply, e.g. invitation letters and employment letters. A general rule is that all documents that you would like to invoke in your application must be submitted in the original by you when you submit your application.

Read more under ‘Required documents’ to your left.

2. Make an appointment

To make an appointment at the Consulate General in Jerusalem, you contact the Visa Section’s helpline: Tel: + 972 (0)2-646 58 82, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 13:30- 14:30.

The Consulate’s opening hours for presentation of visa applications are Tuesday and Thursday 10.00-12.00. Please note that there will only be a limited number of time slots each day.

3. Pay the application fee

You pay a fee for your visa application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected. The fee should be paid in cash at the Consulate or VFS Global at the time of applying.

Read more under ‘Fees’ to your left. 

4. Visit the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem

From 14 November 2013, all applicants (from 12 years of age) must have his or her biometric information taken (ten fingerprints and a photograph).

Applicants residing in Jerusalem and West Bank

If you reside in Jerusalem or on the West Bank, bring the completed application form, all the required documents and the application fee in cash to the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem at the appointed time. Please note that 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.

All family members who apply at the same time – including children – must visit the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem.

You can find the address of the Consulate General of Sweden in Jerusalem under ‘Contact’ in the menu on the left.

5. The decision

When the decision is made, you will be notified by the Consulate General and informed of how to get your passport and decision.