Visa for visiting Sweden

A visa is a permit which is required to enter and remain in Sweden and the other Schengen countries for a short period of time and can be valid for maximum 90 days during 6 month. Citizens of certain countries need a visa to enter Sweden. Usually the visa is valid for all Schengen states, but you must always submit your application at the Embassy of the country that you intend to visit. If you want to travel to more than one Schengen country you must hand in you application to the embassy of the country where you plan to spend most days of your journey.


  • Attention! Consular fees are updated.
  • Calculation of stay in the Schengen area. To clarify the rules for stay in the Schengen area, for holders of c-visas, the EU have presented a common information sheet. In short the total stay in the Schengen area may not exceed 90 days during and any period of 180 days. For additional information and a visa calculator please see the link ( 
  • Processing of Migration cases at the General Consulate in Saint Petersburg ended as of December 31st 2013. The Visa Center of VFS is available for applicant in Saint Petersburg.
  • Applications for Swedish Schengen visa are primarily referred to the Swedish Visa Centre (Swedish Visa Centres in Russia)


To contact the Migration office:
Phone: +7 495 937 92 01 Mon – Fri 10.00 – 11.00 and 15.00 – 16.00, Moscow time
Fax: +7 495 937 92 03
More information about visas can be found on the website of the Swedish Migration Board. The information is in Swedish and in English. There are also fact sheets in Russian.