Sweden: Visa and Passport Requirements
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Passport valid for at least three months beyond the length of stay are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a valid national ID card.
Note: EU nationals are only required to produce evidence of their EU nationality and identity in order to be admitted to any EU member state. This evidence can take the form of a valid national passport or national identity card. Either is acceptable. Possession of a return ticket, any length of validity on their document, or sufficient funds for the length of their proposed visit should not be imposed.
Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Sweden of up to 90 days.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Sweden.
Types and cost:
Citizens of EU countries including the UK and Ireland can live and work freely in any Schengen or EU country, which includes Sweden, so do not require any type of visa to visit the country. A small number of non-EU countries have also negotiated visa-free travel with Sweden, including the USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. For citizens of other non-EU countries, Swedish visas available include the standard 90-day visitor’s visa, along with work, student, family, medical, performing artists visas and a visa for exceptional circumstances, including for emergency purposes or on humanitarian grounds. Citizens from countries that have negotiated visa exemption agreements with Sweden will still require a visa for stays of more than 90 days. See www.swedenabroad.com for more information.
Schengen visa: €60/£52. This is reduced to €35 for children under 12 and nationals of some countries.
Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.
A transit visa is required for nationals of just a handful of countries; check with the consulate.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy). UK residents who wish to apply for a Schengen visa can use the services of VFS Global (http://se.vfsglobal.co.uk) in London or Edinburgh, with whom the Swedish Embassy has an agreement. There is a fast-track visa service available. A non-refundable service charge of £24 applies in addition to the cost of the visa.
Sweden is part of the Schengen area.
Allow seven to 60 days for visa processing.
If applying for a Schengen visa, you must show you have at least kr370 (around £30) per day, per person to cover your stay.
Extension of stay:
You can only extend Schengen visas in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.
If you're an EU/EEA national and plan to stay longer than 90 days to live in Sweden, you must register with the Swedish Migration Board within 90 days of arrival (www.migrationsverket.se). You must also apply for a Swedish ID number from your local tax office.
Non-EU/EEA nationals must apply for a residence permit if staying beyond 90 days.
Entry with pets:
If bringing a pet from another EU country, your animal must have a microchip, pet passport and rabies vaccination certificate. Animals arriving from outside the EU must have a microchip, rabies vaccination certificate and veterinary certificate issued by an official veterinarian.