If you want to visit Sweden and you are a citizen in a country outside the EU, you may need to apply for a permit before the visit. Which permit you need to apply for depends on how long your stay in Sweden will be. If your stay in Sweden will be less than 90 days you may need to apply for a visa. If your stay in Sweden will be more than 90 days you need to apply for a visitor’s residence permit.
26 March 2020
Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.
11 March 2020
The handling of migration cases at the Swedish embassy in Tehran has been temporarily closed to limit the risk of infection by the coronavirus.
31 January 2020
On 2 February 2020 new rules start to apply to applicants for a visa to visit Sweden. In connection with this, several changes have also been made to the e-service.
18 December 2019
On 1 January 2020 there will be a change in the application fees for residence and work permits. Most fees for applications for residence and/or work permits will be increased.
12 December 2019
On 28 November the Swedish Migration Agency launched a new e-service for people applying for a visa to visit Sweden. The application has been given a new appearance and several new functions that are intended to make it simpler for you to fill in the application.
3 July 2019
A recent legal position paper (SR 13/2019) by the Swedish Migration Agency states that an application for a residence permit is to be processed along with one that is already pending. You are particularly affected by this ruling if you have applied for a residence and work permit to move to someone in Sweden and would like to obtain a residence permit in order to visit while awaiting a decision.