Visa applications are by appointment only.
For where and how to apply for a visa see
Visa for visiting Sweden
If you want to visit several Schengen countries, apply at the Embassy of the country of your main destination. The country with even one day longer stay will count as your main destination. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, apply at the Embassy of the Schengen country of your first port of entry.
The following documents are required:
- Application for Schengen Visa (Form 119031) – to be completed, signed and dated.
Link to application forms
- Family Appendix for Applicants (Form 239011)- must be completed by all applicants.
Link to application forms
Please note that both the above forms must be filled in
- The passport should not be older than 10 years and be valid for three months after departure from the territory of the Schengen countries and contain two blank visa-pages. Residents of the United Kingdom who are returning to the UK after a visit to Sweden are required to hold a residence/work permit enabling them to return to the UK exceeding that of the visa by three months.
- Two (2) recent (not older than 6 months) passport photographs with a white background.
- Proof of purpose of the visit: evidence of accommodation, e.g. confirmed hotel reservation or confirmation of an organised tour.
- Flight ticket
- Evidence of occupation/student status:
If you are employed, bring proof of your current occupation in the UK, i.e. a recent original letter from your employer, a solicitor or the Company House
– If you are unemployed, bring your social benefit booklet.
– If you are a student in the UK, bring a recent original letter from your school or university confirming your status/attendance.
- Evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay (minimum sum SEK 370 per day and person), i.e. original recent bank statement, traveller's cheques or postal order.
- A valid personal travel medical insurance covering
– 30,000 Euro
– emergency treatment by a doctor
– urgent ambulance transportation
– transportation back to the applicant's home country if required for medical reasons
- Children under 18 must have their birth certificate with them.
- Children travelling alone or with one parent must have letter of consent and proof of ID of both parents or the none travelling parent. In the absence of consent letter only sole custody and residence orders from the courts will be accepted.
- Please bring a pre-paid special delivery envelope from the post office with you as we will return all passports by post. Otherwise a postage fee will be charged.
Please bring photocopies of both your passport (photo page and UK-permit page) and of those original documents that you wish to keep (i.e. marriage certificate, bankstatement). Remember that the Embassy does not return any documents.
Cost of visa
The equivalent of €60 (at present £52). Children 6-12 years of age €35 (at present £30). The fee is payable on submission of the visa application and non-refundable. Payment should be made in cash, cheque or by postal order.
There is no visa fee for the following applicants:
- children under 6 years of age
- school pupils, students and accompanying teachers on study or educational trips
- researchers - on research trips
- for EU/EEA-spouses and their children (under 21), registered partners and co-habiting partners of EU/EEA nationals (does not apply for co-habiting partners of Swiss citizens). The original Marriage Certificate or original full Birth Certificate with parents' names must be submitted together with spouse's/parent's original passport.
The previous fee of €35 (£31) will remain in force for citizens of Russia, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Moldova.