|Embassy address||Embassy of Sweden
11 Montague Place
|Telephone number||020 7917 6400|
|Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 09:00 - 11:00
|Fast-Track Visa Applications||
VFS Visa Application Centre
The Battleship Building
179 Harrow Road,
Please make an appointment by phone to 0871 376 0023, or through the VFS website.
Processing time is usually approximately 7 working days, once the application has been accepted by VFS. Passports may be collected from the VFS centre between 14:00 - 15:00.The service incurs a service charge of £24, in addition to the visa aplication fee. This fee is for the VFS services provided, and is non-refundable.
|Validity remaining on Passport||At least 3 months longer than the visa applied for.|
|Other Passport requirements||A blank page for the visa sticker.|
|Student Visa validity||At least 3 months longer than the visa applied for.|
|Application form||P||Download from website.|
|Photographs||P||2 recent passport-size colour photographs.|
|Bank Statements||P||Evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of your visityour visit, e.g. original recent bank statements, or traveller's cheques, showing at least SEK370 (approximately £30.00) per day.|
|Department Letter||P||Confirming student status and attendance.|
|Evidence of return tickets||P||You may be required to show return tickets before the visa is issued.|
|Evidence of Hotel booking||P||Confirmation of accommodation.|
|Travel/medical Insurance||P||Minimum of €30,000, covering emergency medical treatment, hospital treatment, urgent ambulance transportation, repatriation back to your home country/UK if required for medical reasons.|
Visa fee/payment method: €60 (£52, subject to exchange rates) plus £24 service charge if using the fast-track service.
Payment Method: Cash only
|Comments:||In addition to the original documents, you should also bring a photocopy of all documents requested (including the application form). The Embassy does not provide copies, therefore you should please ensure that you have made them before submitting the application.
If you are visiting family or friends, you require an Official Letter of Invitation from your host in Sweden, written either in Swedish or English. This document should contain information about the dates and purpose of your visit. Additionally, you will require evidence of your host's identity, i.e. either a copy of their passport or an extract from the Swedish Population Registry which can be obtained from the Swedish Tax Registry, http://www.skatterverket.se).