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Family members of EU citizens

EU – Family members

Information for EU/EEA family members applying for a visa to enter the Schengen area.

As a family member of an EU/EEA citizen exercising their right of free movement in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC you have the right to travel to the EU/EEA-area together with your family member or join to them in the area in order to settle down. You should then show that your inviting family member is exercising her or his right of free movement at the time (and forward) for submission of your application for Schengen visa.

Family members are:

  • Spouse/partner/common law spouse.
  • The direct descendants (children) who are under the age of 21 or are dependents, and those of the spouse or partner.
  • The dependents direct relatives in the ascending line (e.g. parents) and those of the spouse or partner Please note that Swedish citizen living in Sweden are not exercising EU treaty rights and they do therefore not hold a right of residence based on Directive 2004/38/EC in their home country, unless they have recently moved back to Sweden from another EU/EEA country.

Basic facts

You can apply for a short-stay Schengen visa (type C) which will permit you to enter and stay in Sweden and the Schengen area for up to 90 days. In the event that you wish to remain in the State for more than 90 days as a family member of an EU/EEA citizen exercising their free movement rights, you must apply (when in the MemberState) for a Residence Card of a family member of a EU/EEA citizen. Information about how to apply is available on the Swedish Migration Agency webpage.

If there is any doubts about exercising the right of free movement, family relation, marriage, travel and the Embassy therefore finds that you have not showed that Directive 2004/38 is applicable, the Embassy will process your application according to the Schengen code, EG/810/2009.

How to apply for an entry visa

As a family member of an EU/EEA- citizen you may submit application at the Embassy without paying visa fee. You can also apply at one of VFS application centers after paying applicable service charges. For further information you can contact visa.new-delhi@gov.se . In the email you should attach a copy of your passport, your family member’s passport or national ID card as well as a document showing your relation. (See below under “Additional documents required”.)

Visit the Embassy

All family members of an EU or EEA national applying for a visa must submit the following obligatory supporting documents along with the application at the Embassy or nearest VFS application centers.

  1. Application form.
  2. Your passport or travel document. Make sure that your passport has at least two blank pages.
  3. Proof of relation. E.g. marriage certificate or birth certificate.
  4. The EU / EEA national's passport or national identity card.
  5. If you are a dependant family member you must submit documents showing your dependence.

Additional documents

In addition to the documents listed above there might be, depending on the EU/ EES-citizen’s circumstances, some additional documents required showing your family member’s situation.

  • If your family member is settled in Sweden you must provide their “Personbevis” from the tax office.
  • If your family member is a citizen of Denmark, Norway, Finland or Iceland you must also provide documents showing your family member fulfil the criteria for having a right to residence in Sweden in accordance with the regulations in Directive 2004/38/EC. These documents could, depending on the situation, be a work contract and pay slips, a study certificate or documents showing your family member has sufficient income or bank assets to support themselves.
  • If your family member is not settled in Sweden you may be asked to provide some documents, e.g. flight tickets, or a brief travel plan, showing that you and your family member intend to travel together to Sweden or meet in the country.

It is generally not necessary to submit any other documents, although the Embassy strongly recommends that you always travel with valid travel insurance.

Wait for the decision

When you submit your application, you are given a receipt with information of when you can collect the decision and your passport. This visa category will be prioritized. However if consultation is necessary the process will usually take around 14 days.

More information Directive 2004/68/EC https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1487136010527&uri=CELEX%3A32004L0038 Swedish Migration Agency on EES family members https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/EU-citizens-and-long-term-residents.html

Reconsidered applications:

  • Once application is reconsidered by the Embassy of Sweden, an email is forwarded to the applicant confirming the same.
  • In the email content applicant is informed to carry copy of the same email to the nearest VAC for submission of passport.
  • Submission Officer checks the email from the Embassy and accepts Passport from applicant.
  • VFS charges service fee from the applicant.

Basic and important facts

Schengen visa if you want to visit Sweden and you are not a citizen of the EU/EEA, you may need a visa. A visa gives you permission to enter and stay in Sweden for a short period. It is valid throughout the Schengen area, but you apply to the country that is the main destination for the journey.

Visas can be granted for such purposes as:

  • Business and conference visits
  • Visiting relatives and friends
  • Tourism
  • Participation in cultural, sports, religious event, film crew
  • Airport transit visa
  • Medical visa

You can find general information, agreed in the Schengen cooperation in India. Click here for common Information for Schengen Visa Applicants in India. You can also visit the Swedish Migration Agency´s website for more information, click here.

You can submit your application at the earliest three months before your planned visit. Apply as far in advance as possible, especially during the peak season. Usually, you get a decision within 15 calender days. In case of emergency travel, related to documented health matter or immediate travel required for family matter, application will be processed on the priority basis.

A Schengen visa can be granted for between 1 and 90 days. You have to make use of these days within a given time frame of six months at the most (period of validity).

How many days you are allowed to stay in the Schengen area, and for how long altogether are stated on the visa sticker attached to your travel document.

If you need to travel to Sweden often, you can ask to be given multiple entries. If the visa is valid for more than six months, you can stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within a period of 180 days.

A visa does not automatically mean you can enter the Schengen area. Entry checks are always made at Schengen external border points. So it is a good idea to bring along copies of the documents you submitted when applying for a visa. Border controls may result in your being denied entry.

It is the Embassy that decides whether you are to be granted a visa. In certain cases, the matter is referred to the Swedish Migration Agency for a decision.

Citizen of certain nationalities need to go through a mandatory consultation procedure before they can be granted a visa. This is to verify that no member state objects to their entering the Schengen area.  The speed of the consultation process can´t be affected by the Embassy and may take 07 calendar days or longer to finalize. Please be informed that, therefore, the visa application process may take up to 15 days or occasionally even longer to process. -* A comprehensive list of citizens subject to consultation is found in annex 16 to Article 22 of the Visa Code. 

Important information if you have received a Schengen Visa

As soon as you receive your short-stay visa, make sure that all the information it contains is correct.

Check the following:

  • Your valid travel document has a passport number. This number is also indicated on the visa sticker. Make sure that these numbers are the same.
  • You applied for your visa for a specific period or periods. Check that your air ticket corresponds with the entry and exit dates indicated on the visa sticker.
  • Check that the number of entries you applied for (one, two, or multiple) corresponds with the number of entries indicated on your visa sticker.
  • Check that your name is spelled correctly.

Do this yourself in order to avoid any problems or extra costs arising when using your visa. If you think that the information on the visa is incorrect, tell the Embassy immediately, so that any errors can be corrected.

How to read the visa sticker DURATION OF STAY………DAYS indicates the number of days, you may stay in the Schengen area. The days should be counted from the date you enter the Schengen area (the entry stamp) to the date you exit the Schengen area (the exit stamp), i.e. both days included.

The period of time between “FROM …UNTIL” is usually longer than the number of days printed in the “DURATION OF STAY” field. The difference in period is meant to give you flexibility to plan your entry into and exit from the Schengen area, but your stay in the Schengen area must never exceed the exact number of days in the “DURATION OF STAY …DAYS” field. No matter how many days you have stayed in the Schengen area, you must leave no later than the date printed in the “UNTIL” field."

Controls at the border Your short-stay visa allows you to travel to Sweden and usually to other Schengen States. But it does not automatically entitle you to enter the Schengen area. So you may have to provide certain information at border or other controls. You may, for instance, have to provide information on your means of support, how long you intend to stay in Sweden and why you are visiting Sweden. In some cases, such checks may result in a refusal for the visa holder to enter Sweden or the Schengen area.

It is therefore recommended that you carry with you copies of the documents which you presented when you applied for the visa (e.g. letters of invitation, travel confirmations, other documents stating the purpose of your stay). This will help to make the border control procedure easier and avoid delays at the border.

NB: You must keep to the period of stay allowed by your visa. Misuse and overstay may result in you being expelled and banned from obtaining a new visa for a certain period of time.

Visits longer than 90 days

If you know when applying that you will need to stay in Sweden for longer than three months, you should apply not for a Schengen visa but for a residence permit for a visit or a national visa, known as a ‘D-visa’. Such permits are decided in accordance with national Swedish rules. This means, for instance, that Schengen rules do not apply and that visa decisions are not subject to appeal.

An application for a residence permit for a visit is always sent to the Migration Agency in Sweden, where the decision is taken. If the application is granted, residence permits are usually issued for between 91 days and twelve months.

In order to apply for D visa, there should be a special ground. A national visa gives you freedom of movement throughout the Schengen area, in the same way as a residence permit. You yourself decide how many times you want to enter the Schengen area during the visa’s period of validity.

If you are to be granted a residence permit for a visit or a national visa, the purpose of the trip must be to visit Sweden, not to settle there. You must have the means to support yourself throughout your stay, and you must possess either a return ticket or enough money for your return journey. Medical travel insurance is not compulsory, but it is advisable, since medical costs can be high.

AVOID OTHER PEOPLE SELLING SERVICES

Please note that the Embassy only cooperates with VFS Global in India and Nepal. The embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the embassy or the VFS Global office who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.

If you find that any of the Embassy or VFS Global staff offer you a visa for money (in addition to the visa fee), for other favours or else behave in a corrupt way please send an email to ambassaden.new-delhi@gov.se

Processing of personal data

Here you can find information on how the Swedish mission processes personal data that is submitted to the Swedish mission for a visa application.

Purpose of processing

The Swedish mission processes personal data in order to be able to carry out the visa application process. The Swedish mission processes your personal data in order to identify you. Your personal data is also used in associated functions, such as records of applicants and submitted documents, and in order to file your application.

The Swedish mission processes personal data in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Swedish mission also handles personal data in accordance with the Act on the Personal Data of Aliens (2016:27) and the Personal Data of Alien's Ordinance (2016:30). The register regulations also contain, among other things, provisions allowing the data to be processed without the consent of the data subject. The Swedish mission also processes certain personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (2018:218). The Swedish mission will process personal data in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation). The Swedish mission sometimes processes personal data in accordance with other EU ordinances and directives.

The personal data collected by the Swedish mission will be stored in servers  belonging to the Swedish Migration Agency.

Personal Data Controller

The Swedish Migration Agency is data controller for the automated personal data processing that takes place at Swedish missions abroad.

You can contact The Swedish Migration Agency via

Mail: Migrationsverket, 601 70 Norrköping.

Online www.migrationsverket.se

Phone:+ 46 (0)77-123 52 35

organisationsnummer 202100-2163.

There may be exceptions in cases where personal data is being processed by another public authority or organisation.

Transfer of personal data

After being examined, your personal data may be disclosed, to parties that need to access the data due to a legal obligation, for a purpose of general interest such as the collection of statistical data, or for a purpose connected with the exercise of the functions of a public authority where it is necessary to process the data. The Swedish mission may forward personal data provided via the website if the Agency is the wrong authority for the information to be addressed to, and it should be passed on in order to end up in the right place. The transfer of personal data takes place in accordance with personal data- or confidentiality legislation.

Principle of public access to official documents

The Swedish mission is a government agency. As such, the Swedish mission is subject to the Principle of Public Access to Official Documents. This means that all documents, including personal data, that are submitted to the Swedish mission become public domain documents that can be disclosed to anyone who so requests. In some cases, however, data may be considered confidential, and are therefore not disclosed.

Rights

You have the right to receive information from the Swedish mission regarding what data about you is processed, and you can request correction, transfer, deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data.

In regards to requests for deletion, it is important to understand that, as a general rule, national archival regulations require that personal data be stored.

You can contact the Swedish Migration Agency's Data Protection Officer at dataskyddsombud@migrationsverket.se if you have questions about personal data processing.

You have the right to file a complaint with the Swedish Data Protection Authority if you feel that the Swedish mission is processing your personal data in a wrong or wrongful manner

Processing of personal data at another authority or organisation

Processing can be done at a different public authority, provided that this authority has the right to process the personal data in question. In such cases, the authority or organisation in question can be responsible for the processing of personal data.

Security

In order to protect your personal data, the Swedish mission and Swedish Migration Agency has physical and electronic protections that meet security requirements.

Processing of personal data

Here you can find information on how the Swedish mission processes personal data that is submitted to the Swedish mission for a visa application.

Purpose of processing

The Swedish mission processes personal data in order to be able to carry out the visa application process. The Swedish mission processes your personal data in order to identify you. Your personal data is also used in associated functions, such as records of applicants and submitted documents, and in order to file your application.

The Swedish mission processes personal data in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Swedish mission also handles personal data in accordance with the Act on the Personal Data of Aliens (2016:27) and the Personal Data of Alien's Ordinance (2016:30). The register regulations also contain, among other things, provisions allowing the data to be processed without the consent of the data subject. The Swedish mission also processes certain personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (2018:218). The Swedish mission will process personal data in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation). The Swedish mission sometimes processes personal data in accordance with other EU ordinances and directives.

The personal data collected by the Swedish mission will be stored in servers belonging to the Swedish Migration Agency.

Personal Data Controller

The Swedish Migration Agency is data controller for the automated personal data processing that takes place at Swedish missions abroad.

You can contact The Swedish Migration Agency via

Mail: Migrationsverket, 601 70 Norrköping.

Online www.migrationsverket.se

Phone:+ 46 (0)77-123 52 35

Organisationsnummer 202100-2163.

There may be exceptions in cases where personal data is being processed by another public authority or organisation.

Transfer of personal data

After being examined, your personal data may be disclosed, to parties that need to access the data due to a legal obligation, for a purpose of general interest such as the collection of statistical data, or for a purpose connected with the exercise of the functions of a public authority where it is necessary to process the data. The Swedish mission may forward personal data provided via the website if the Agency is the wrong authority for the information to be addressed to, and it should be passed on in order to end up in the right place. The transfer of personal data takes place in accordance with personal data- or confidentiality legislation.

Principle of public access to official documents

The Swedish mission is a government agency. As such, the Swedish mission is subject to the Principle of Public Access to Official Documents. This means that all documents, including personal data, that are submitted to the Swedish mission become public domain documents that can be disclosed to anyone who so requests. In some cases, however, data may be considered confidential, and are therefore not disclosed.

Rights

You have the right to receive information from the Swedish mission regarding what data about you is processed, and you can request correction, transfer, deletion or restriction of the processing of your personal data.

In regards to requests for deletion, it is important to understand that, as a general rule, national archival regulations require that personal data be stored.

You can contact the Swedish Migration Agency's Data Protection Officer at dataskyddsombud@migrationsverket.se if you have questions about personal data processing.

You have the right to file a complaint with the Swedish Data Protection Authority if you feel that the Swedish mission is processing your personal data in a wrong or wrongful manner

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