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Are you visi­ting Sweden and are unable to travel home as a conse­quence of the coro­na­virus?

If you are unable to travel home due to borders being closed or flight cancellations, the Swedish Migration Agency recommends that you apply for a visitor’s residence permit instead of extending your entry visa.

Read more about extending your visit to Sweden

Information from the Migration Agency regarding the coronavirus

At you can find more information in other languagesexternal link, opens in new window

Information in other languages about the new coronavirus and the disease COVID-19external link, opens in new window


  • 6 August 2020

    How to order forms

    To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, many libraries and citizen offices have limited their services. This means that it may be difficult to get help with printing forms.

  • 20 May 2020

    The application fee requirement for a visitor’s permit is removed in certain cases

    If you are unable to travel home because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is recommended that you apply for a visitor’s permit. In certain cases, the application fee requirement is now removed.

  • 26 March 2020

    Limited possibilities of obtaining a visa to Sweden

    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.

  • 31 January 2020

    New rules for visiting Sweden

    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.