All citizens of non EU/EEA countries must apply for a valid visa to visit and work in Sweden. A visa is a permit to travel to and stay in a country for a maximum of 90 days. If you intend to stay in Sweden for longer than 90 days, you will need a visitors’ residence permit.
There are different types of visas depending on the purpose of your travel to Sweden such as planning to go on a visit, study, work or reside there permanently.
How to apply for visa? For non EU/EEA Citizens
Download and fill the Sweden Visa Application form including 2 passport format photos, passport and copies of your previous visas (valid for at least 3 months beyond return date), a copy of your return-ticket reservation, travel health insurance confirmation of minimum €30,000 coverage within Sweden and the entire Schengen area, a cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Sweden and itinerary, flight ticket reservation with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Sweden, hotel booking reservation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Sweden, proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable) and finally also means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Sweden. A foreigner who seeks to enter the territory of Sweden must be able to attest possessing 450 SEK or 48.26€/day of stay in Sweden.
If the applicant is employed, the following documents are required – Employment contract, current bank statement of the latest 6 months, leave permission from employer, income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary.
If the applicant is actually self-employed, a copy of your business license, company bank statement of the latest 6 months and Income Tax Return (ITR) are needed.