You should hand in your visa application to a Swedish embassy or consulate-general. In certain countries, Sweden is represented by another Schengen country. There are also countries where Sweden does not have its own mission and is not represented by another country. If this is the case, anyone wishing to hand in a visa application must travel to the nearest country where there is a Swedish embassy or consulate-general.
If you intend to hand in your visa application at another Schengen country’s mission abroad, you should contact the mission in advance. In such cases, it is this country’s documentary requirements which will apply. The documents should also be translated into the language of that country.
To apply for a visa, you must fill in the form Application for Schengen Visa.
Ensure your application is complete
To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
- Why you are visiting Sweden
- How long you intend to stay in Sweden
- How you will support yourself during your time in Sweden
- The type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
- Where you intend to travel following your visit to Sweden
- If you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Sweden
With your application, you must enclose
- two passport photographs in which you are looking straight ahead and which are not more than six months old
- Appendix A, form number 210021
- an invitation – a letter – from the company or the organisation arranging the conference
- other documents which the embassy may require.
The invitation must contain information about you, for example
- your personal data
- the reason for your visit to Sweden
- how long you intend to be in Sweden
- who will be responsible for supporting you financially during the time you are in Sweden.