Visit for longer than 90 days – documents

If you wish to visit Sweden for more than 90 days, you need to apply for residence permit for a visit or, if you have special grounds, for a ‘D-visa’ (national visa). An authorized English translation must be attached to any documents in Chinese.

Read more about residence permit for a visit and D-visas under ‘Basic facts’ in the menu on the left.

Applying for a residence permit for a visit

You must have:

  • One copy of the form Application for a visitor’s permit, application form no 165011, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • One copy of the form Family details – appendix to your application, application form no 239011, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document. The passport must be signed by the holder.
  • One copy of the first page in your passport, and of any extensions and name changes in the passport.
  • One recently taken colour photograph in passport format that are no older than six months and are 45 mm x 35 mm in size. The photo must be taken against a light background and show you looking straight ahead.
  • One copy of your flight reservation for showing your travel route and return to China. Please note that the ticket should be bought first after your visa has been issued (no need for original).
  • The Consulate requires a copy of proof of solvency, e.g. in the form of a bank account statement or a wage specification for the past six months. If the person who is inviting you to Sweden will be paying for your support, you must in the same way show that he/she has enough money.
  • One original as well as one photocopy of a certificate stating the relationship between you and your relative in Sweden, notarized by your local Notary Office.
  • Original Hukou/Household Register as well as one photocopy of all pages (no translation needed).
  • And – if you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – you should use the form Application for a visitor’s permit for a child, application form no 167011. The application forms should be signed by the parent/guardian of the child. Note that additional documents are required for applicants under the age of 18. Check under ‘Minors – extra documents’.

The person you will be visiting in Sweden needs to provide you with the following documents:

  • One copy of the form Invitation – If you wish to invite a relative or friend to visit you. You must submit the original form and it must be completed and signed by the relative in Sweden wishing to invite you.
  • One copy of the inviter’s Civic registration/family certificate (familjebevis).
  • One photocopy of the identity page of the inviter’s passport.
  • Documents showing that the visitor has adequate means of support during his/her stay in Sweden.

Application for a D-visa

You need:

  • The form National visa (D-visa), application form no 169011, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • The form Family details – appendix to your application, application form no 239011, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • A passport or some other valid travel document. The passport must be signed by the holder.
  • A copy of the first page in your passport, and of any extensions and name changes in the passport.
  • Two recently taken colour photographs in passport format that are no older than six months and are 45 mm x 35 mm in size. The photos must be taken against a light background and show you looking straight ahead.
  • A copy of your flight reservation for showing your travel route and return to China. Please note that the ticket should be bought first after your visa has been issued (no need for original).
  • The Consulate requires a proof of solvency, e.g. in the form of a bank account statement or a wage specification for the past three to six months. If the person who is inviting you to Sweden will be paying for your support, you must in the same way show that he/she has enough money.
  • A certificate stating the relationship between you and your relative in Sweden, notarized and legalized by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Original Hukou/Household Register with photocopies of all pages (no translation needed).
  • And – if you are under 18 or are accompanied by children – note that additional documents are required for applicants under the age of 18. Check under ‘Minors – extra documents’.

The person you will be visiting in Sweden needs to provide you with the following documents:

  • The form Invitation – If you wish to invite a relative or friend to visit you. You must submit the original form and it must be completed and signed by the relative in Sweden wishing to invite you.
  • Civic registration/family certificate (familjebevis).
  • A photocopy of the identity page of the inviter’s passport.
  • Documents showing that the visitor has adequate means of support during his/her stay in Sweden.

 

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