Swedish Embassies and Consulates
In total, Sweden has around 84 embassies and 201 consulates spread all over the world, meaning it has full diplomatic representation in most major nations.
Who needs to apply for a Schengen Visa at the Swedish Embassy or Consulate?
If you are traveling to Sweden from a country without a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries, of which Sweden is a member, you will need a short-stay Swedish Schengen Visa for a trip lasting up to 90 days, or a residence permit and work or study visa if you plan to spend longer in Sweden. You will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
What services do Sweden’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
In addition to informing people about Sweden and carrying out diplomatic instructions, its embassies and consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration and asylum issues - such as issuing visas.
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below you will find a list of the cities where the Swedish Embassy or Consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Swedish mission on the foreign ministry website (linked below). In most countries, these will be located in major administrative or population centers.
Swedish foreign ministry website : swedenabroad.se
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Swedish visas can be applied for at the embassy in Washington, D.C. and consulates in New York City, San Francisco, Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Jamestown (New York), Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Norfolk (Virginia), Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh (North Carolina), Salt Lake City, San Diego, and St. Louis.
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
Sweden has an embassy in London. It also has consulates in Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, the Shetland Islands, Jersey, Gibraltar, Dover, and Cardiff.
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in China
Sweden’s embassy is based in Beijing and it has consulates in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in India
Sweden’s embassy is based in New Delhi and it has consulates in Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai.
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Sweden’s embassy in Indonesia is in Jakarta, with a consulate also based in Denpasar, Bali.
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Sweden has an embassy in Brasília and consulates in Sao Paulo, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Santos, Manaus, and Belo Horizonte.
Swedish Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Sweden’s embassy is based in Mexico City. It has consulates in Guadalajara, Cancun, Tijuana, and Monterrey.
Do I have to apply for a Sweden Schengen Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Sweden’s embassy or consulate officials do not directly process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa application partner of Sweden is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation.
VFS can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
How long will it take the Swedish Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Swedish Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Sweden, you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Sweden, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Swedish Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
You need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents you supplied alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data - an essential part of your application unless you have a valid reason not to or have already provided it.
I want to travel to Sweden for business but also visit for tourist purposes- which visa type should I apply for at the embassy?
If you are planning to conduct business while in Sweden you will need to state this as the main reason for your trip - what you do in your downtime is up to you.
If I previously applied for a Schengen Visa- do I have to fill in another form and attend a visa appointment?
Yes. Unless your Schengen Visa is a multi-trip one and still valid. If your visa application was in the past five years- you may not need to submit new biometric data with your application.