Important information for applicants

On 14 September 2015 the central EU Visa Information System (VIS) will be introduced in Russia. This system will make it possible for all Schengen countries to exchange information about short-term visas that are issued to the Schengen area in Russia.

The introduction of the VIS means that you who want to get a visa to Sweden from the 14 September 2015 must submit biometrics (fingerprints) and digital photo. This takes only a few minutes. Biometrics can be submitted both at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow and at the VFS visa centers around Russia. Further information can be obtained at