A Schengen visa is required for persons of certain nationalities who wish to visit the Schengen countries. U.S. citizens may travel without a visa to Sweden and stay up to 90 days. U.S. passports must be valid for at least 3 months after departing the area. Please note that the Consulate General of Sweden in New York no longer accepts any Schengen visa application.
> List of foreign citizens who require a visa for Sweden
Please note that the Consulate General of Sweden in New York does not accepts visa applications! Please visit the website of the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC for further information.
Please note that a U.S. citizen does not need a visa to travel to Sweden, or the rest of the Schengen area. However, in order to travel to the Schengen area, a valid passport is required and it must not expire sooner than three months after the departure from the Schengen area (including Sweden). This means that a U.S. citizen traveling to Sweden must make sure that his/her passport is valid for at least three months after his/her departure from Sweden.
As of May 9, 2014, all applicants applying for a Schengen visa must submit biometric data (ten finger scans and a digital photo). As the required equipment is not available at the Consulate in New York, all applications are adjudicated by the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC. More information regarding the process, and where it is possible to apply, is available on the webiste of the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC: >Embassy of Sweden Visa Information
The biometric data is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), an IT-system that allows Schengen States to exchange data for five years. Frequent travellers to the Schengen Area do not have to provide new finger scans every time they apply for a new visa. Once finger scans are stored in the VIS, they can be reused for further visa applications over a 5-year period, which may enable applicants to reapply for Schengen visas at other locations than the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC. For more information about VIS, please see: http://ec.europa.eu.
For information regarding applying for a Schengen visa, please visit the website of the Embassy of Sweden:
> Visa Information, Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC