To visit Sweden, residents of all countries that are not members of the Schengen Agreement need to obtain a visa. The purpose and duration of the trip determine which type of visa you will need in Sweden:
1. Short-term (category C)
2. Transit (categories C, D).
3. National (Category D).
A visa of any type can also be single or multiple, it depends on the number of visits to the country during the validity period of the visa.
Visa in Sweden - how to get?
To apply for a visa to enter Sweden, you must apply to the Consular Section of the Swedish Embassy, usually located in the capitals, or to the embassy of the country that is part of the Schengen area, authorized to issue such a visa. In Russia and Ukraine, you can still apply for a visa to the Visa Centers of Sweden, which are in many cities.
You can file documents both independently and through travel agencies, but they must be registered at the Swedish Embassy.
According to the requirements of the Schengen Agreement, for entry into Sweden, documents are filed as for a Schengen visa:
- 2 color photos in the size of 3.5 x 4.5 cm or 3x4 cm;
- a passport that satisfies the validity period and contains at least two clean stanitsas and its photocopy;
- 2 copies of the questionnaire, completed in English or Swedish, signed personally by a person wishing to obtain a visa;
- a certificate from the workplace, printed on the company letterhead, where the following information must necessarily be: address, position and salary;
- sponsorship letter or a certificate from the bank on the status of the account, the minimum amount of one person's money must be less than 40 euros for the day of stay in the country;
- medical insurance, with a mandatory minimum for the Schengen area 30 thousand euros;
- internal passport and its photocopy.
For children it is necessary to add:
- a birth certificate and a photocopy;
- photos measuring 3.5 x 4.5 cm or 3x4 cm;
- a consular questionnaire signed by one of the parents;
- notarized permission from parents to travel to Sweden.
- certificate from the place of study;
- photocopy of the internal passport of the second parent.
In order to apply for a visa to Sweden independently, you should add to the listed documents:
- confirmation of the reservation or a photocopy of tickets for a plane or train, necessarily round trip;
- confirmation of the availability of housing for the period of travel: reservation of the hotel room, cottage or letter from relatives;
- confirmation of the purpose of the trip: an invitation to an event, work or a certified letter of relatives, with confirmation of the identity and registration of the company and a mandatory indication of who and how to provide accommodation and pay for the costs of staying in the country.
In this case, the application and the prepared package of documents must be submitted to the Consular Section personally. In other cases, after reviewing the submitted documents, they are informed later whether you need to come to the embassy of Sweden personally to obtain a visa.
Cost of registration and how much visa is made to Sweden
Simultaneously with the submission of documents at the embassy, a consular fee of 30 euros is required, if you issue a visa for 30 days, 35 euros for 90 days, and a transit visa - 12 euros. In addition, you will have to pay for the services of the visa center - about 27 euros. From the payment of consular fees children under the age of 6, schoolchildren, students and their accompanying persons are released, as well as people traveling at the invitation of the Swedish government agency.
Most often visa processing takes 5-7 working days, but with a large employment in the embassy, this period may increase.