Applying for a visa to Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Iceland or Switzerland

If you want to visit Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Iceland or Switzerland 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 

Please note: Citizens with Ukrainian passports do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area.

Applying

An application for a visa needs to be submitted in person at the Swedish embassy. In order for the Embassy to give an appointment for submitting a visa application the following information needs to be provided via e-mail (ambassaden.lusaka-visum@gov.se): 

Full names, date of birth and nationality of applicant/s

Information about the purpose of the intended travel - including which country/countries the applicant intend to visit

Type of passport and its validity

Intended travel dates

Information regarding any current valid Schengen visa (to avoid overlapping with the current application)

Proof of residency/copy of permit for Zambia for non-Zambian citizens

A scanned colour copy of the host/invitee's identity/passport/personal number

The number of applicants including their full names and nationality

If previous applications have been made, the file/dossier number 

A local contact telephone number 

The language spoken

Rules and required documents

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

Avoid other people selling services

Please note that the embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.