General Information About Visas to Visit Schengen Countries

A Schengen visa is required for persons of certain nationalities who wish to visit the Schengen countries.

List of foreign citizens who require a visa for Sweden:

U.S. citizens visiting for fewer than 90 days are not required to obtain a Schengen visa.

The different visa categories are as follows:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Visa for Business or Conference
  • Visa for Visiting Relatives or Friends
  • Transit Visa (airport only)
  • Student Visa

The Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco does not process Schengen Visa applications. Residents of the states listed below can apply through The Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco and their partner Travisa/VFS Global office in San Francisco:

VFS Global operated by Travisa in SAN FRANCISCO:
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 991
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel helpline: 516-234-7789

The biometric data is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), an IT-system that allows Schengen States to exchange data. For more information visit:


Alaska Nevada
Arizona New Mexico
California Oregon
Colorado Utah
Hawaii Washington
Idaho Wyoming

For more information visit: