Welcome to the website for the Swedish Visa Application Centre
The Embassy of Sweden is pleased to announce the opening of their Visa
Application Centre operated by VFS Global Services Private Limited in New
Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad,Pune, Chennai, and Bangalore & Kolkata. This site
provides information on procedures applicable to all country nationals who wish
to apply for a Visa to travel to Sweden.
The visa applications are to be submitted at the Swedish Visa Application
Centre at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad,Pune, Bangalore & Kolkata
in accordance with the Jurisdiction specified. All applications will be
assessed by The Embassy of Sweden, located in New Delhi.
The VAC shall receive visa applications from residents of the Indian Union and
any other country nationals.
INFORMATION FOR NEPALESE PASSPORT HOLDERS
In Nepal, Sweden is represented by Denmark in Schengen issues and Denmark has
authority to issue short stay visas on behalf of Sweden.
All Nepalese passport holders are therefore requested to apply for Swedish Visa
at the Danish Visa Application Center located in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Swedish visa applications can only be accepted in India for Nepalese citizens
residing in India or are legally present in India if justified reason for
lodging the application can be presented.
For Prospective Applicants
Applicants, who wish to apply for a Visa, are requested to kindly read the
information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to
help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the
chances of your application being incomplete or not being processed.
The Swedish Visa Application Centre would accept applications for Tourist,
Relative/Friend, Business, Conference and Transit Visa categories maximum of 90
days duration, in a six months period,
for submission at The
Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.
Please note that you may be required to appear before a Visa Officer at The
Embassy of Sweden prior to a decision being taken on your application. The Visa
Application Centre shall help you to take an appointment for the same.
If You Have Already Applied
Applicants who have already applied for a Visa can Track Your Application using
our visa application tracker service.
Physically challenged applicants are requested to contact our helpline prior to
visiting our centre to submit your application so that we may offer you the
best possible assistance.
Applicants are required to read the Security guidelines carefully which would
in turn increase their convenience at VFS.
Please click here to
view the new application procedure
Submission of Visa application and collection of passports can be done by
In order to improve the quality of visa applications submitted to the Embassy of Sweden through its External Service Provider VFS, the Embassy is introducing an accreditation of travel agents. Starting from the 1st of March 2014 only accredited travel agents will be allowed to submit applications on behalf of the applicant to any of the seven VFS Swedish Visa Application Centres in India. Other representatives will not be allowed apart from parents submitting applications on behalf of their under aged children. A list of the accredited travel agents will be available on the Embassy of Sweden and VFS website.
The accreditation process will not affect the applications submitted directly to the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi nor will it affect applicants wishing to submit their applications in person at any of the VFS Visa Application Centres. All applicants wishing to submit the application directly to the Embassy will still be required to apply in person.
Accredited Travel Agents List
In case a representative and Travel Agents comes to submit the application or
collect the passport s/he needs to carry a photo id and an authority letter
from the applicant.
Processing of visa application through VFS will be given priority by the
Embassy and the processing time is usually 10 to 12 calendar days from the day
the application was submitted to VFS in New Delhi. Please note that
applications submitted to other VFS-offices than New Delhi will take another
two days due to postal delivery.
Applicants can instantly track the status of their application by clicking on
Track your Application or by sending a SMS to VISA SE passport number to 57333.
There will be no need to follow up with the Embassy or the Call Centre to
ascertain when the passport will be returned.
Please note the visa fee for Swedish visa is payable only in cash.
There will be a service charge of Rs 1390/- by VFS (inclusive of Service tax) levied per application over and above the visa fees. In case you would like your passport couriered to your specified address, you can request of this facility at the time of submitting your application. This optional service is available for an additional fee of Rs.300/- (inclusive of Service tax). The service charge and the courier fee is payable in cash at the time of submitting your application. A compulsory courier charge of Rs. 510/- is charged if the application is submitted in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore,Hyderabad, Pune or Kolkata Visa Application Centre for transporting the visa application to the Sweden Embassy in New Delhi and returning the processed passport back.
All applicants, applying for a Swedish visa will be required to fill a Medical
Insurance declaration form in addition to the visa application form.
All applicants while applying for a visa will be required to have overseas
travel medical insurance valid for all Schengen countries. The insurance has to
cover the applicant at least for 30,000 Euros or equivalent for all risks, e.g.
accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation, repatriation, etc. The policy
has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the entire
duration of the trip including the date of arrival and departure.
Click on respective purpose of travel from the links below for more details:
Is applicable in case you are traveling for tourism.
Is applicable in case you are travelling to visit relatives or friends.
Is applicable in case you are traveling on business / company meeting. This
visa is given for travel of maximum of 90 days in a six months period.
Is applicable in case you are travelling to attend a seminar, conference or
Is applicable in case you are taking a stopover for five hours or more and less
than 5 days. A transit visa enables the holder to leave the airport in case of
a long wait between connecting flights or in cases where an immediate
connection is not available.
If You Have Already Applied
Applicants who have already applied for a Visa can
Track Your Application
using our visa application tracker service.
Children under 18 traveling without one or both parents or without a legal
guardian must provide an affidavit for travel signed by both parents or by the
parent or legal guardian not traveling and also a copy of passport's 1st and
last page of parent.