Information for Pakistani citizens regarding migration matters
The Embassy of Sweden in Islamabad is currently unable to receive external visitors. The migration section is therefore unable to handle cases that require a visit to the embassy.
This means that migration activities at the embassy cannot be carried out because no investigations or other measures in residence permit matters can be carried out. It is currently not known when the migration operations will be able to receive external visitors again.
Due to the limitation in the activities of the migration section, a temporary redirection of applications from Pakistani citizens is taking place as follows:
Applications for residence permit due to family ties, study or work are referred to the Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia
Citizens of Pakistan and persons residing in Pakistan who have been instructed by the Swedish Migration Agency to book an appointment for an interview, biometrics or passport check in applications for a residence permit due to family ties, studies or work are referred to the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This also applies if you want to apply for a visitor’s permit to visit Sweden for more than 90 days.
It is not possible to submit an application for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden at the Embassy of Sweden in Addis Ababa.
Additional options are also being investigated, information about this will be published when it is ready.
Schengen visa applications to visit Sweden
Citizens and residents in Pakistan who want to apply for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden are, from 19 June, referred to hand in their application at VFS Global in Bangkok, Yangon, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Cebu, Jakarta, Bali, Phnom Penh, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to choose where to hand in the application and to arrange for a visa in the chosen location, if required by that country. The Embassy of Sweden will not be able to assist or give information in any matters of entry permit or visa to the country the applicant chooses. After an application has been submitted to VFS Global, it is sent together with the passport to the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok for processing and decision.
Note that applications cannot be submitted at VFS Global before 19 June.