Types of Visa in Sweden for Non-EU Citizens

Posted by Rita Biswas on January 29th, 2020

Sweden is one of 26 Schengen countries and the largest country in the northern European continent, also. Non-European people can travel to Sweden with a valid passport and a visa. Visa are broadly categorized into two; Schengen visa and national visa, depending upon the duration of stay in Sweden. Keep reading through the article to know more about the types of visas and requirement. You can also read our other published articles to know more about study abroad student visa for other countries.

Are you going to Sweden for business purpose or spending holidays? A Schengen visa allows non-EU individuals to stay for no more than 90 days, the reason why it is also called a short-stay visa.

A businessperson might need to travel to Sweden to carry out official work. In that case, a Schengen visa can be applied for. Apart from a valid passport, proof of accommodation, travel insurance document, the businessperson should also display documents as a proof that you have enough finance for your stay and business trips, a cover letter, letter from the employer and a few other evidence supporting business relationships between two companies. Travel to one or multiple European countries with the same visa.

Many individuals take a flight to Sweden for relaxing and chilling during vacations. For globetrotters, a multiple-entry Schengen visa is heavens as it is valid for straight 5 years! However, frequent visitors are still not allowed to stay for more than 90 days in a stretch. Individuals should have a valid passport, proof of accommodation, travel insurance, proof of financial means and travel itinerary.

Are you aware, of all the international students in Sweden, 27% are Asians? Every year students travel overseas to Sweden in pursuit of higher education. If the tenure is not more than 3 months, Student Schengen visa can be applied for. You cannot extend this visa for studying purpose. For a longer stay, you must hold a national visa. Sweden Student Visa requirements are as follows:

  • Copy of a valid passport showing personal details.
  • Confirmation letter from the desired education institution.
  • A piece of evidence that you have got an amount of SEK 8,370 per month as bank balance to support your accommodation and cost of living in Sweden. The bank account must be on your name and should not be a joint account. Money transfer from own bank assets only is acceptable by the Migration Agency.
  • The student must enclose the document stating the amount of scholarship and the tenure for which it is granted if there is any.

To know about visa requirements for a doctoral programme in Sweden, please contact authorized study abroad consultants. Youcan apply online for the residence permit or Schengen student visa. Your application form directly goes to the Swedish Migration Agency and the information is processed there. If you’re not asked to send in more information, the result comes out within a month or two. Otherwise, it takes 4 to 6 weeks to decide whether to grant a visa or not.

It is best to reach out to recognized consultants for any assistance on how to apply, documents required and the admission process in the educational institutions. Beware of the frauds! Authorized consultants do not charge any fee for the services.

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