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What You Need to Know About Sweden Visa Appointment

Last Update: 04-04-2024

Sweden Visa Appointment

Do Indians Need A Sweden Visa Appointment?

Yes, Indian applicants are required to schedule an appointment to submit their visa applications at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre (VAC). The Swedish consulate partners with VFS Global to handle visa applications, making it essential to book an appointment after completing the online visa application form on Sweden’s official portal.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. When Should I Schedule My Sweden Visa Appointment?
  3. Booking a Sweden Visa Appointment
  4. Documents Required for Sweden Visa for Indians
  5. Essential Tips to Expedite Sweden Visa Appointment
  6. Conclusion
  7. FAQs

Introduction

Are you gearing up for a trip to Sweden and in need of a visa? This straightforward guide is designed to streamline your Sweden tourist visa appointment process for Indian citizens. Securing an appointment through VFS Global is a crucial step in your visa application journey to Sweden.

For any challenges in locating the required information, we're here to help. Our team is ready to support you.

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We wish you safe travels and all the best on your upcoming adventure to Sweden! ✈️

When Should I Schedule My Sweden Visa Appointment?

Schedule your appointment through VFS Global. Given the limited slots, start your visa application process at least 45 days before your planned travel date. Appointments can be booked up to 6 months in advance. Teleport offers a seamless service for arranging your Sweden Schengen visa appointment.

Booking a Sweden Visa Appointment

Apply for Your Sweden Visa with Teleport (Includes Appointment Booking)

For an efficient Sweden visa application experience, Teleport manages the booking of your appointment. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Initiate Your Application

Navigate to Teleport's Sweden Application portal and select 'Start Application' to kickstart your visa application.

Step 2: Input Information and Process Payment

Enter your passport and travel details, choosing between a full or partial payment option.

Step 3: Arrange Your Appointment

After submitting your details and payment, Teleport will provide you with a relationship manager to book your VFS appointment and help with the document preparation.

Step 4: Visit the VFS Visa Application Centre

Go to your appointment at the VFS Visa Application Centre with all required documents and the appointment confirmation in hand.

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Teleport Expert Tip

Teleport advises arriving at least 30 minutes early to circumvent any complications or additional fees for late arrivals.

Step 5: Submission of Biometric Data

During the appointment, your photo and fingerprints will be collected. If you've been granted a biometric Schengen visa from the Swedish consulate within the last 59 months, you might be exempt from providing biometrics again.

The consulate evaluates the documents forwarded by VFS. Once a decision is rendered, your documents are returned to VFS.

You'll then have the option to have your passport mailed to you or to collect it in person from the VFS visa centre.

Note

For passport collection, bring the original receipt from the Visa Application Centre and a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID.

Booking a Sweden Visa Appointment from India Through VFS Global

Step 1: Start Your Application

Initiate your application by downloading the visa application form here. Fill it out diligently, print it, and take it to the Visa Application Centre for submission.

Step 2: Schedule Your Appointment at VFS Global

Secure an appointment for the submission of your visa application and for the collection of biometric data. You will receive a confirmation email detailing your appointment.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

Try to complete your application in one go to avoid being logged out. Have your passport details ready for immediate reference. If you're unable to access your account, try logging in again the next day or contact VFS support for help.

Step 3: Visit the Visa Application Centre

The visa application fee is payable at the centre during your appointment. You can make payments either in cash or by card.

Visa Application Centres for Sweden

LocationOperating Hours (Mon - Fri)

Ahmedabad

09:00 - 15:00

Bangalore

09:00 - 15:00

Chennai

08:00 - 15:00

Hyderabad

08:00 - 15:00

Kolkata

09:00 - 14:00

Mumbai

08:00 - 15:00

New Delhi

09:00 - 15:00

Pune

08:00 - 16:00

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

As of 23rd March 2024, the Sweden Consulate offers the opportunity for walk-in Schengen Visa applications throughout India, from 9am to 11am. For those not familiar with international travel or the visa process, proceed with caution. Ease of appointment does not guarantee visa approval, and it's important to understand the requirements fully to prevent wasting money.

Step 4: Track Your Application

Use VFS's online application tracking tool if you submitted your application at a VFS visa application centre. Enter the reference number and your date of birth to check the status.

Step 5: Collect Your Visa

Retrieve your passport and documents from the Visa Application Centre, or choose the option for courier delivery

Documents Required for Sweden Visa for Indians

Mandatory Documents

Visa Application Form

Complete the visa application form, sign it, and bring it to your appointment.

Original Passport

  • Original and copy of the passport
  • Include a copy of the extension page and any observation page if applicable.
  • Previous passport if any

Photograph

  • One colour photo not older than six months
  • Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm.
  • White background

Bank Statement

  • Recent bank statement, covering the past three months, with an official stamp and signature from the bank.
  • The statement should be no more than one week old at the time of application.
  • Recommended bank balance is at least SEK 450 (INR 3,300/-) per person per day for the entire trip.

Cover Letter

Mention your name, travel details, expenses, and purpose of the visit

Travel Insurance

Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros, specifying coverage for accidents, illness, medical emergencies, and evacuation.

Proof of Accommodation

Hotel reservations or rental documents of holiday homes or campus residence reservations for your entire Schengen stay.

Flight Reservation

  • Proof of a return ticket.
  • If travelling to multiple Schengen states, provide evidence of intra-Schengen flight reservations, train itineraries, or car rentals.

Travel Itinerary

  • If you plan to travel to multiple Schengen States, provide proof of an intra-Schengen tickets or hotel reservations 
  • Certificate from the travel agency confirming your organised trip or other appropriate documents outlining your travel plans.

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • If you plan to travel to multiple Schengen States, provide proof of an intra-Schengen tickets or hotel reservations 
  • Certificate from the travel agency confirming your organised trip or other appropriate documents outlining your travel plans.

If Self-Employed

  • PAN registration
  • Bank statements covering the last three months
  • Proof of company registration

If a Student

A letter confirming enrollment in the college or university

If Sponsored

  • Proof of sponsorship.
  • A letter from the sponsor.
  • Copy of the sponsor’s photo ID (e.g. passport, Aadhaar card, or driver's licence).

If Retired

  • Pension statements from the last three months
  • Proof of regular income, such as property ownership or business ownership

If Married

Copies of the original Marriage Certificate and the Birth Certificates of your children.

If Invited

  • Signature of any of the parent / legal guardians on duly filled visa application form. 
  • Minor Consent Form duly signed by both parents / legal guardians. 
  • Passport Copy / PAN Card Copy or any other identity document, containing picture and signature of both the parents / legal guardians. 
  • Birth certificate or other documents showing proof of relationship with parents/legal guardian.
  • The consent of the parental authority or legal guardian should be required only if the minor travels alone or only with one parent

If Travelling as a Group (20+)

  • Flight and Hotel Bookings - One group reservation with the list of applicants.
  • Employees of the travel agency travelling in the group must submit their employment letter.

Essential Tips to Expedite Sweden Visa Appointment

Follow these essential tips for a smooth experience on the day of your Sweden vfs appointment:

 Arrival Time:

  • Aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • It's compulsory for applicants to attend in person; proxies are not allowed.
  • Entry to the Visa Application Centre is restricted to applicants, their caregivers, and adults accompanying minors under 18.

 Required Documents:

  • Ensure you have a printed copy of your visa application.
  • Carry a valid passport or travel document with at least 2 blank pages.
  • Present all supporting documents in their original form as well as photocopies.
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Teleport Expert Tip

Arrange and prepare all your documents, including photocopies, ahead of your appointment to avoid the high printing fees at the VFS centre.

Fee Payment: If not paid online, your visa fee will be collected at the centre.

Biometric Data Collection: Your Sweden vfs appointment will include recording biometric data such as fingerprints and a photograph using a digital scanner. Ensure your fingertips are free of temporary designs, injuries, or other markings. Certain individuals may be exempt from this requirement.

Biometric Exemptions:

You may be exempt from providing biometric data if:

  • You are under 6 years old (a photograph is still required).
  • Your fingerprints were collected for a Swedish visa within the last 59 months.
  • Providing fingerprints is physically impossible for you, supported by medical documentation.
  • You are a high-ranking official like a Head of State or a government representative on an official mission.

Photograph Specifications: The digital photograph must clearly show your face, without sunglasses or headgear, except for religious or medical reasons. Opt for wearing bright colours over light ones.

Minors: Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian or parent (not VFS Global staff).

Electronic Devices: Avoid bringing electronic devices such as laptops and USB drives, as you may need to pay for locker facilities at the centre.

Conclusion

Booking Sweden vfs appointment marks a crucial phase for travellers. Teleport streamlines the appointment booking process, making it more approachable.

Whether you choose Teleport's services or apply independently through VFS Global, meticulous preparation and following the provided guidelines are vital for a successful Swedish visa application from India.

For additional support or questions, feel free to reach out. Our team is committed to offering assistance and advice.

Contact us at +91 73148 52914 or through WhatsApp.

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