ETIAS for Sweden

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In 2022, the European Union will introduce ETIAS, a new Travel Information and Authorisation System. ETIAS will become a requirement to travel to Sweden and most European countries. Once available, you will be able to find more information on this website. The European Union official website is https://europa.eu/, and a specific ETIAS website will soon be launched.

ETIAS Sweden Information

ETIAS for Sweden is a travel information and authorization system expected to be implemented in 2022. From this date, visa-exempt foreign citizens for Europe will be required to have an approved ETIAS visa waiver for Sweden in order to travel to Sweden and the 26 Schengen Area countries for short stays.

As it will be a multiple-entry travel authorization, ETIAS Sweden will allow multiple entries to the Schengen passport-free zone for purposes of transit, tourism, business, or medical treatment.

With each entry to the Schengen zone, the European visa waiver for Sweden allows a total stay of 90 days within every 180-day period. The ETIAS will be valid for a total of 3 years from the date of approval.

The ETIAS for Sweden is not a visa; this electronic travel authorization is simply an additional entry requirement for visitors from visa-free countries. As opposed to the lengthier Sweden visa application process, the ETIAS is a quick online registration.

The European Commission is making it mandatory for visa waiver citizens to apply for the ETIAS to Sweden in order to strengthen Schengen Area borders and improve security within Europe.

Eligible travelers will be able to fill in the simple ETIAS Sweden application form online in just a few minutes. Applicants are required to provide basic personal and passport information, state the Schengen country of first intended entry, and answer a few security-related questions to complete the ETIAS application for Sweden and receive an approved ETIAS via email.

Those wishing to visit Sweden for purposes other than those permitted with the ETIAS, such as to work or study, should contact the nearest Swedish Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Highlights
Multiple entry electronic travel authorization
For tourism, business, medical treatment, or transit
A stay of 90 days per entry
Valid for 3 years from approval
What is Necessary?

Passport with 3 months validity minimum

Travel information (Schengen country of first entry)

Current email address

Valid debit/credit card

ETIAS Requirements for traveling to Sweden

Before submitting an ETIAS application form for Sweden, applicants should make sure they meet the Sweden ETIAS visa waiver requirements for travel documents. It is necessary to have a passport from an ETIAS eligible country valid for at least 3 months past the intended date of entry to Sweden and the Schengen zone, as well as:

  • A valid debit/credit card to pay the ETIAS for Sweden fee
  • A current email address to which the approved Swedish ETIAS will be sent.

Applicants with dual nationality should make sure they bring the correct passport when traveling to the Schengen Area, as ETIAS requirements for Sweden state the passport must be the same as that used to apply for the ETIAS. This is because the approved ETIAS Sweden is electronically linked to an individual travel document.

Printing a copy of the approved visa waiver is not a mandatory ETIAS requirement for traveling to Sweden, although applicants are advised to present a paper copy when boarding their aircraft to the Schengen Area.

If the applicant’s passport expires during the validity of the ETIAS for Sweden, it will be necessary to submit a new ETIAS application to continue to travel to the Schengen Area.

The European Commission may announce further requirements for an ETIAS for Sweden closer to the 2022 launch date. These will be published on this site once available.

Countries Eligible for ETIAS

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Sweden

Last update: 07/10/2021

Travel is prohibited from the majority of countries until 31 October 2021. The following exceptions apply: Swedish nationals and their family members; nationals and foreign residents of other EU and EFTA countries and the associated microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City) and their family members; passengers arriving from the aforementioned countries; foreign residents of Sweden; British nationals and their family members who have proof that they have applied for residence status and are waiting for their permit; residents of Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, South Korea, Macao, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uruguay; students; military personnel; parents with children under 18 living in Sweden; and children under 18 arriving in Sweden to meet a parent. Passengers with vaccination certificates issued by certain countries may also enter. All passengers, even those in transit, must have a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus antigen, LAMP, PCR, or TMA test result, taken at most 72 hours before arrival. Nationals and residents of Sweden, passengers younger than 18 years old, and merchant seamen are exempt. Other exceptions include passengers who arrive from or have transited through other EU or EFTA countries. Travelers over 18 arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, or Switzerland can either present a negative test result from within the previous 72 hours, a COVID recovery certificate issued at least 11 days after a positive COVID-19 NAAT test result and no more than 180 days before arriving in Sweden, or a vaccination certificate issued in certain countries proving they were fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days before arriving in Sweden. Accepted vaccines: AstraZeneca, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Sinovac. Swedish nationals and residents are exempt.

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Schengen Visa Application Requirements for Sweden

Those not eligible to apply for the ETIAS Sweden need a visa for Sweden to travel to the country. As Sweden is part of the EU and the Schengen Area, it shares the same visa policy as the other 25 Schengen countries. Therefore, Sweden visa requirements are the same as the requirements for a Schengen visa (embassy visa).

Unlike the ETIAS, which permits travel to all of the Schengen Area during its validity, a Schengen visa is normally issued for one individual Schengen country. To apply for a Swedish Schengen visa, it is necessary to make an appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate of Sweden.

Applicants are required to download, print, and complete a Sweden visa application form to bring to the embassy appointment, alongside the following supporting documents:

  • A passport valid for at least 3 months from the intended entry date to Sweden
  • Two recent photographs taken within the last 3 months, passport-size
  • Proof of return flights
  • Evidence of sufficient finances for the trip
  • Proof of travel insurance to cover the stay
  • Evidence of having paid the Sweden Schengen visa fee
  • Hotel reservations in Sweden or an invitation letter from family or friends.

It is also necessary to supply the following additional documentation depending on the type of Schengen visa for Sweden the applicant requires:

  • Sweden tourist visa – Travel itinerary
  • Swedish Schengen study visa – Letter of acceptance from an educational institute in Sweden
  • Schengen work visa for Sweden – Contract of employment from Swedish company
  • Schengen visa to join a spouse in Sweden – Copy of the marriage certificate and the spouse’s passport
  • Schengen medical visa for Sweden – Letter from a medical practitioner in home country AND letter confirming medical treatment in Sweden.

As it can take up to 15 days for processing, those who apply for a visa for Sweden at an embassy or consulate are required to submit the application at least 2 weeks before the intended entry date to the Schengen Area.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sweden Visa FAQ

  • What is the ETIAS for Sweden?

    ETIAS for Sweden is an electronic travel authorization for visa waivers citizens to travel to Sweden and the 26 Schengen Area countries. It is expected to be implemented by the end of 2022.

  • How much is the Sweden ETIAS?

    The cost of submitting a Swedish ETIAS application has not yet been made available and will be published on this site once announced.

  • Is the ETIAS for Sweden valid for multiple entries?

    Yes, the ETIAS for Sweden is valid for multiple entries to Sweden and the Schengen Area, as it is a multiple entry travel authorization.

  • How long can I stay in Sweden with the ETIAS travel authorization?

    With each entry to the Schengen zone, the Swedish ETIAS travel authorization allows a total stay of 90 days within every 180-day period.

  • How can I get the ETIAS for Sweden?

    Eligible applicants are able to apply for the ETIAS for Sweden through a simple application online, to receive an approved Swedish ETIAS via email.

  • Do minors need an ETIAS in order to visit Sweden?

    Yes, all minors under the age of 18 from visa waiver countries are required to have a separate ETIAS to visit Sweden and the Schengen Area.

  • When I will I receive my ETIAS to Sweden?

    The standard processing time for the ETIAS to Sweden has not yet been announced and will be published on this site once made available.

  • What documents do I need to travel to Sweden?

    In order to submit an ETIAS application to travel to Sweden it is necessary to have a passport from a visa waiver country valid for at least 3 months from the intended date of arrival in the Schengen Area, as well a valid credit or debit card to pay the ETIAS for Sweden fee.

  • What happens if I overstay my ETIAS in Sweden?

    Overstaying an ETIAS in Sweden may result in penalties including a fine, deportation, or even a temporary travel ban from the Schengen Zone.

  • How can I check if my ETIAS to Sweden is valid?

    Applicants will be able to check if the ETIAS to Sweden is valid through the updates and notifications sent to the email address provided on the ETIAS application form.

  • Can I fix a mistake on my ETIAS Sweden application?

    It is expected that applicants will need to ensure that all the information provided on the ETIAS Sweden application is correct before submitting the form, as even small mistakes are expected to result in the rejection of the ETIAS application.

  • Will I need to take along a printed version of my ETIAS to show at the airport in Sweden?

    It is not expected to be mandatory to take a printed copy of ETIAS to present upon arrival in Sweden, as the approved ETIAS is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport. Nevertheless, applicants are advised to print a paper copy of the ETIAS to present to transport carriers and at border control.

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