New Visa Application Form as of April 5, 2010
A new Schengen visa application form has been issued.
The form is required for anyone applying for:
- Tourist Visa
- Business/Conference Visa
- Visiting Family or Friends
- Airport Transit Visa
The form can be downloaded here or on the right.
Please note that the new application form (119031) must be signed in two places, the first refers to the application (No.37) and the second is the Schengen consent that follows.
As of May 9, 2014 all applicants, applying for a Schengen visa, must submit biometric data (ten fingerprints and a digital photo). This means that all applicants have to schedule an appointment at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C.
Residents of the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY can choose to apply through Norway and its partner Travisa/VFS Global office in San Francisco. Residents in Texas can do the same through their Houston office as of October 13, 2015. http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/USA/index.html
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: ec.europa.eu
The simplest and fastest way to submit a visa application is to do so electronically. However, in order to apply electronically you must fulfil certain requirements. Before you apply online, you must have scheduled an appointment with the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C.