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In 2021 the European Union will introduce a new travel authorization known as ETIAS visa waiver. ETIAS will become a requirement to travel to Sweden and most European countries. Once available, you will be able to find more information and apply on this website.
ETIAS for Sweden is a travel information and authorization system expected to be implemented in 2021. 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 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.
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:
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 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 2021 launch date. These will be published on this site once available.
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:
It is also necessary to supply the following additional documentation depending on the type of Schengen visa for Sweden the applicant requires:
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.
Sweden Visa FAQ
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 in 2021.
The cost of submitting a Swedish ETIAS application has not yet been made available and will be published on this site once announced.
Yes, the ETIAS for Sweden is valid for multiple entries to Sweden and the Schengen Area, as it is a multiple entry 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.
Eligible applicants are able to apply for the ETIAS for Sweden through a simple application online, to receive an approved Swedish ETIAS via email.
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.
The standard processing time for the ETIAS to Sweden has not yet been announced and will be published on this site once made available.
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.
Overstaying an ETIAS in Sweden may result in penalties including a fine, deportation, or even a temporary travel ban from the Schengen Zone.
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.
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.
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.