Apply for visa to visit Sweden

Visa applications for Sweden are processed by the Belgian Embassy in Kigali, in line with an official agreement between Belgium and Sweden.

For information about opening hours, required documentation and processing time after submitted application, please see

Please note that from 1 June 2014, the processing time for a "short stay" visa (less than 3 months) is normally 10 working days, once the file is complete. Between May and September, due to an increase in visa request, the visa process may take more time. Therefore, we strongly advise you to submit your application well in advance.

Course/conference and event organisers in Sweden who invite Rwandan citizens are recommended to inform the Swedish Embassy about the upcoming event. This information can be conveyed to the Belgian Embassy to facilitate the process.

However, please bear in mind that the decisions are all taken by the Belgian authorities and that Sweden has limited possibilities to influence.