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Woow, No Tourist Visa required on your trip to Sweden.

Citizens of United States of America do not require visas for travel to Sweden and as it is one of the visa exempt countries.


Sweden is a popular travel destination with a rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and a high standard of living. Sweden is planning to introduce an eVisa, allowing travelers to apply for a Sweden visa online, making the process more convenient. If you are planning to visit Sweden, it is important to understand the country's visa requirements and application process. In this article, we will provide you with detailed information about Sweden visas, including the different types of visas available, application requirements, fees, and more.

Types of Visas Available for Sweden and Information on Each:

There are three types of visas for Sweden: Schengen Visa (Short Stay), Airport Transit Visa, and National Visa (Long Stay). For temporary trips such as tourism, visiting family or friends, and short-term education or business trips, you should apply for a Schengen visa. It allows visits up to 90 days within a 180-day period in Sweden and other Schengen countries. The Schengen area includes 26 European states that have abolished passport control at their shared borders. The main purposes of a Schengen visa are tourism, business, family visits, cultural events, study (up to 90 days), and work (up to 90 days).

  • Sweden Schengen Visa
    • Sweden Tourist Visa
    • Sweden Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa
    • Sweden Visiting Family and Friends Visa
    • Sweden Study (Up to 90 days) Visa
    • Sweden Work (Up to 90 days) Visa
  • Sweden Transit Visa
  • Sweden National Visa
    • Sweden Employment (National) Visa & EU Blue Card
    • Sweden Study (National) Visa
    • Sweden Family Reunion Visa
    • Sweden Self-Employment Visa
    • Sweden Au Pair Visa

Requirements for Obtaining a Visa for Sweden:

To obtain a visa for Sweden, you will need to provide several documents that demonstrate the purpose of your visit and your ability to support yourself during your stay. The specific document requirements may vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for, but here are some common documents you may need to provide:

  • A valid passport with at least two blank pages and a validity of at least three months beyond the end of your intended stay in Sweden.
  • A completed visa application form.
  • A recent passport-sized photograph of yourself.
  • Evidence of your purpose of travel, such as:
    • A letter of invitation from a Swedish company or institution, if you are visiting Sweden for business or study purposes.
    • A hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a Swedish host, if you are visiting Sweden as a tourist.
    • A certificate of enrollment from a Swedish educational institution, if you are going to study in Sweden.
  • Proof of your ability to support yourself financially during your stay in Sweden, such as:
    • Bank statements from the last three months that show you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses in Sweden.
    • A sponsorship letter from a Swedish host or a guarantee of financial support from a parent or guardian, if applicable.
  • Travel insurance that covers medical expenses and repatriation costs in case of illness or accident.
  • If you have been invited to work in Sweden, a work permit from the Swedish Migration Agency.

It is important to note that the specific document requirements may vary depending on your nationality and the type of visa you are applying for.

How to Apply for a Visa for Sweden:

There are three ways to apply for a visa for Sweden: through an external service provider, via the e-service online application, or directly at a Swedish embassy. Here are some key differences between the three options:

External service provider:

  • Some countries may use an external service provider to handle visa applications on behalf of the embassy.
  • The external service provider will typically charge an additional fee for their services on top of the visa fee.
  • You will need to submit your application and supporting documents to the external service provider.

E-service (online):

  • If you are applying for a short-term visa (up to 90 days), you can use the e-service online application.
  • You will need to create an account and complete the application form online.
  • You will need to upload digital copies of your supporting documents and pay the visa fee online.
  • After submitting your application, you will be able to track its progress online.


  • If you are unable to use the e-service or there is no external service provider in your country, you can apply directly at a Swedish embassy or consulate.
  • You will need to make an appointment and submit your application and supporting documents in person.
  • You will need to pay the visa fee at the embassy, typically in cash or by card.
  • After submitting your application, you will be given a receipt with a reference number to track your application's progress.

You can apply for a visa for Sweden through an external service provider, via the e-service online application, or directly at a Swedish embassy or consulate. The method you choose will depend on the availability of these services in your country and your personal preference.

Validity Period of Sweden Visas:

The validity period of Sweden visas varies depending on the type of visa. Schengen visas are typically valid for up to 90 days within a 180-day period, while National visas are for longer stays and can be valid for up to one year or more. The validity period will be stated on the visa sticker in your passport.

Applying for an Urgent Visa for Sweden:

If you need to travel to Sweden urgently, you may be able to apply for an expedited visa. You will need to provide proof of your urgent travel plans and pay an additional fee.

Determining Your Eligibility for a Sweden Visa:

To determine your eligibility for a Sweden visa, you must meet certain requirements, including having a valid passport, providing proof of financial support, and showing that you have a legitimate reason for visiting Sweden.

Sweden Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Swedish visa policy map.

Visa Exempt Countries List

Citizens of certain countries may be exempt from obtaining a visa for Sweden if their stay is for less than 90 days. These countries include the :-

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Sweden

The regular visa application process for Sweden involves submitting a completed visa application form, providing supporting documents, and attending an interview at a Swedish embassy or consulate.

Cost of Obtaining a Visa for Sweden:

The fee for a Sweden visa varies depending on the type of visa, processing time, and the applicant's country of origin. To check the exact fee for your visa application, you can use the fee tool provided above. It is recommended to check the fee yourself before proceeding to the next step.

Explanation of the Sweden Visa Application Form:

The Sweden visa application form requires you to provide detailed information about yourself, your travel plans, and your financial situation. It is important to complete the form accurately and honestly.

E-Visa vs Sticker-Visa: Which One Do You Need for Sweden? 

Here are some key differences between e-Visa and sticker-visa, and which one you need for Sweden:


  • An e-Visa is an electronic visa that is applied for and issued online.
  • It is stored in an electronic system and linked to your passport.
  • Sweden does not issue e-Visas, so this option is not available for entry to Sweden.


  • A sticker-visa is a physical visa that is affixed to your passport.
  • It is issued by an embassy or consulate of the country you wish to visit.
  • If you are a non-EU national, you will need a sticker-visa to enter Sweden for the purpose of tourism, business, or study.

If you are a non-EU national and wish to enter Sweden for tourism, business, or study, you will need to apply for a sticker-visa at a Swedish embassy or consulate in your home country.

Expired Sweden Visas: What You Need to Know:

If your Sweden visa has expired, you will need to apply for a new visa to re-enter the country. You cannot renew or extend a visa while you are still in Sweden. Therefore, it is important to keep track of your visa's expiration date and apply for a new visa well in advance of your planned travel dates.

Extending Your Visa for Sweden:

In certain circumstances, you may be able to extend your visa while you are still in Sweden. However, this is only possible if your visa is not a Schengen visa, and you have a valid reason for extending your stay. If you are unsure whether you can extend your visa, it is best to consult with the Swedish Migration Agency.

Working in Sweden: What You Need to Know:

If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need a work visa to work in Sweden. In order to obtain a work visa, you must have a job offer from a Swedish employer and meet certain qualifications. The Swedish Migration Agency handles work visa applications.

Do You Need a Visa to Travel to Sweden?

Whether you need a visa to enter Sweden depends on your country of origin. Citizens of EU/EEA and other Schengen countries can enter freely. Nationals from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, and other visa-exempt countries can stay for up to 90 days. Citizens of non-EU countries must apply for a Sweden visa.

Checking Your Sweden Visa Status Online:

The Swedish embassy in South Korea, Iran, and Japan allows for online visa applications. Through the e-service, applicants can monitor the status of their application, view submitted documents, and receive a decision. Simply log in to your registered account to access this information.

What to Do if Your Sweden Visa Application Is Rejected:

After submitting your Sweden visa application, the embassy or consulate will inform you of the approval status. In case of rejection, you can appeal by submitting a letter within three weeks of the decision. The instructions for the appeal letter are provided in the visa decision.

What to Do if There Is No Swedish Embassy in Your Country:

Sweden has embassies and consulates in nearly half of the countries worldwide, but if there is no mission in your country, find the nearest embassy or consulate in a neighboring country to apply for a visa. A list of Swedish embassies can help you locate the nearest mission.

Applying for a Sweden Visa Online:

One of the fastest and simplest ways to apply for a Sweden visa is through online application. This is available for those who apply at the Swedish embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo, Japan, or Teheran, Iran.

FAQs about Swedish eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies