News and Notices

  • 30 July 2017

    Opening of Sweden Visa Application Centre in Nepal

    “We are pleased to inform you that Sweden Visa Application Centre in Nepal will accept Short Stay Visas for Sweden, Denmark and Estonia effective from 01 August 2017 at Sweden Visa Application Center, Academy of Culinary Arts Building, Ground Floor, Mahalaxmisthan Marga, Lagankhel, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal”.

  • 24 April 17

    Change in logistic Charges.

    General public is hereby notified that Sweden VFS logistic will be changed with effect from 25 April 2017:

    New VFS logistic fee 935/- INR (inclusive of all taxes) per applicant

    Mode of Payment:

    Cash, Debit/Credit Card

  • 25 January 2017

    In lieu of Republic Day ,Visa Application Center New Delhi will be open till 14:00 on 25 January 2017

  • 06 December 2016

    Dear Applicant/ Representative / Travel Agents:

    The Sweden Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed in regards to the sad demise of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

  • 04 October 2016

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 10 October and 11 October 2016

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 10 October and 11 October 2016. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 10 October 2016 will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 14 October 2016.

    Also note that the counter collection passports sent from Delhi on 10 October and 11 October 2016 will reach Kolkata on 12 and 13 October 2016 respectively.

  • 12 July 2016

    Yellow Passport / Identity Certificate not acceptable in Sweden Visa Application

    Identity Certificate (the yellow book, mostly used for Tibetans) from June 28, 2016 is no longer accepted by Sweden as a valid travel document.

  • 15 June 2016

    Update from the Embassy of Sweden on submission of Bank Statements / Passbook Copy

    Bank excerpts for 06 months should be bearing account number / name of the applicant on every submitted page. In case Passbook copy is attached, account number should be printed by the bank on each submitted page or otherwise online statement from the bank;

  • 13 May 2016

    Chennai Sweden Visa Application Centre Closed on 16 May 2016 for elections

    Please note that Sweden Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed on 16 May 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.

  • 19 April 2016

    Kolkata Sweden Visa Application Centre Closed on 21 April 2016 for elections

    Please note that Sweden Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 21 April 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.

  • 15 January 2016

    Visa Application Submission till 12:00 on 25 January 2016

    General public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2016 due to security reason, hence Sweden Visa Application Center in New Delhi will be operational till 12:00 on that day.

  • 04 November 2015

    All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

    As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

    Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

    If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

    Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

    If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

    VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

    How to book an appointment

    Please click here to book an appointment online.

  • 04 November 2015

    Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 2 November 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

    Visa Information System

  • 31 October 2015

    Collection of Passport

    The Embassy of Sweden has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 02 November 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

    • Immediate Family Member (i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings)
    • One member of a group collecting for the entire group
    • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department
    • Representative of a company - Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card
    • If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents
      • Photocopy of Govt. ID card
      • Original ICR
      • Authorization Letter from applicant

    Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should pay a compulsory courier charge (INR 300/-) at the time of submission.

    The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.

    This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

  • 20 October 2015

    Non-Submission Day – 29 October 2015 and 30 October 2015

    General Public is hereby notified that there will be non-submission days on both 29 and 30 October 2015 in all Sweden Visa Application Centers in India.

  • 13 October 2015

    Delivery of applications affected from 19 October 2015 to 23 October 2015 during Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata

    Due to skeletal functioning of our Courier Service Provider Blue Dart in Kolkata during the Durga Puja Festival please note that the applications submitted between 19 October 2015 to 23 October 2015 at Kolkata Visa Application Centre will be delivered to New Delhi Visa Application Centre on 27 October 2015.

  • 28 September 2015

    Important Information – New Delhi Visa Application Center

    General Public is hereby informed that Sweden Visa Application Center in New Delhi will remain closed for Submissions and Pass back on 01 October 2015.

  • 28 September 2015

    Important Information – Pune Visa Application Center

    General Public is hereby informed that there was a fire breakout in building on 27 September 2015. The fire brigades are working to control fire and as a precautionary measures they have restricted entry for any one inside the building, VFS Visa Application Center in Pune will remain close until further instructions

  • 17 September 2015

    Important Information – New Delhi Visa Application Center

    This is to inform you that with effect from 21 September 2015, Travel Agents submission timings has been revised to 09:00 – 11:00 (Monday – Friday) except holidays.

  • 31 August 2015

    Important Information – Kolkata Visa Application Center

    This is to inform you that a 24 hrs. strike has been called by Opposition Left front on 2 September 2015 in Kolkata, West Bengal due to which Sweden Visa Application Center in Kolkata will remain closed on 02 September 2015.

  • 31 August 2015

    Important Information – Old Passport

    Applicants are requested to submit old passport(s) at the time of submission of visa application.

  • 13 August 2015

    Important Information

    Sweden Visa Application Center in New Delhi will operate from 09:00 till 14:00 on 14 August 2015 and entry of applicant / travel agents will not be allowed post 14:00.

  • 17 July 2015

    Important Notification

    Hyderabad Schengen Visa Application Centre Relocation:

    Dear All,
    Please note that the VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the new address from 20 July 2015.

    Address : 8-2-700, 3rd Floor, Srida Anushka Pride, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034.

    Location Map

  • 25 June 2015

    VFS Global Premium Lounge service in Bangalore will not be available from 25 June 2015, until further notice.

    Important Note:

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Please note that the VFS Global Visa Application Centre Bangalore (Schengen) will be undergoing major refurbishment due to which the Premium Lounge service will not be available from 25 June 2015, until further notice.

    We regret the inconvenience caused.

    We thank you in advance for the cooperation.

  • 01 May 2015

    Important Notification

    Chennai Schengen Visa Application Centre Relocation:

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives
    Please note that the VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the new address from 11th May 2015.

    Address : Fagun Towers, Third Floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, and Chennai - 600 008 Land Mark: Ethiraj College, Vivanta by Taj Connemara.

    Location Map

  • 28 April 2015

    VFS Global Sweden Visa Application Centers will remain open on 01 May 2015.

  • 28 April 2015

    VFS Global Kolkata Center Closure on 30 April 2015.

    General public is hereby informed that VFS Global Sweden Visa Application Center in Kolkata, West Bengal will remain close on 30 April 2015 due to bandh announced by the opposite parties in West Bengal.

  • 10 March 2015

    The Migration Section at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi will be closed on 11 March 2015 to 13 March 2015.

    The Migration Section at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi will be closed on 11 March 2015 to 13 March 2015 due to a regional migration meeting. During these three days, the Migration section can be reached via email only:

    ambassaden.new-delhi-visum@gov.se

  • 10 March 2015

    Applicants can also submit their Sweden Visa Applications at the VFS Global Sweden Visa Application Center.

    Applicants can also submit their Sweden Visa Applications at the VFS Global Sweden Visa Application Center at Ahmedabad with effect from 10 March 2015.

  • 30 January 2015

    Visiting Relatives and Friends - Extra Documents

    Applicants who wish to travel to Sweden for Visiting Relatives and Friends visa category, they also need to submit their documents that shows the relationship between the applicant and the reference person. The relevant documents can be:

    • Last page of passport (for Indian Passports where mother’s and father’s details are given)
    • Birth Certificate or similar.
  • 16 January 2015

    Changes in the visa application process regarding travel agents.

    The Embassy of Sweden informs that the current Nordic accreditation of travel agents will be terminated on 1 February 2015. The existing list of accredited travel agents will therefore be dismissed and travel agents do not need to be approved before submitting visa applications. From 1 February 2015, all travel agents are allowed to submit applications on behalf of the applicant to any of the Visa Application Centres operated by VFS Global in India, who accepts Swedish visa applications.

  • 13 October 2014

    Assembly elections in Maharashtra

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Kindly note on account of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, VFS Global Sweden visa application centres in Mumbai and Pune will remain closed on 15 October 2014.

  • 3 September 2014

    Sweden Visa Application Center in Mumbai and Hyderabad

    Dear applicants, representatives and travel agents:

    VFS Global Sweden Visa Application Centers in Mumbai and Hyderabad will operate till 12:00 on 8 September 2014 on account of Ganesh Visarjan.

    Submission of applications and collection of passport (Pass back) can be done between 8:00 to 12:00 only on the abovementioned date.

    Please check for the status of your application in accordance with these dates.

  • 19 August 2014

    General public is hereby notified that the Hyderabad, Sweden visa application centre will remain close on 19 August 2014.

  • 18 August 2014

    Starting on 18 August 2014 the Embassy will only accept Schengen visa application form and supporting documents in A4 size paper. At the time of submission of application either at the Embassy or VFS Global centre, the applicant or accredited agent must bring both original and photocopy of the documents which are not in A4 size paper. The original documents will be reviewed and returned.

  • 10 April 2014

    Kolkata Visa Application Centre Relocation

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives

    Please note that the VFS Global Sweden Visa Application Centre Kolkata is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 14 April 2014.

    Address: Sweden Visa Application Centre

    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga,

    Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium Kolkata, 700107, India

    The following Sweden Visa Application Centres will be closed on the respective polling dates in the lieu of the General Elections

    Locations Polling dates
    Delhi NCR Thursday, 10 April 2014
    Chennai Thursday, 24 April 2014
    Bangalore Thursday, 17 April 2014
    Mumbai Thursday, 24 April 2014
    Hyderabad Wednesday, 30 April 2014
    Kolkata Monday, 12 May 2014
  • 1 April 2014

    Mumbai Visa Application Centre Relocation

    Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives Please note that the VFS Global Sweden Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 07 April 2014.

    Address: Trade Centre,
    3rd Floor, ‘G’ Block,
    Bandra Kurla Complex,
    Bandra (East),
    Mumbai – 400 051

  • 2 March 2014

    In order to improve the quality of visa applications submitted to the Embassy of Sweden through its External Service Provider VFS Global, the Embassy is introducing an accreditation of travel agents. Starting from the 1 March 2014 only accredited travel agents will be allowed to submit applications on behalf of the applicant to any of the seven VFS Global Swedish Visa Application Centres in India. Other representatives will not be allowed apart from parents submitting applications on behalf of their under aged children. A list of the accredited travel agents will be available on the Embassy of Sweden and VFS Global website.

    The accreditation process will not affect the applications submitted directly to the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi nor will it affect applicants wishing to submit their applications in person at any of the VFS Global Visa Application Centres. All applicants wishing to submit the application directly to the Embassy will still be required to apply in person.

     

    Accredited Travel Agent List

  • 31 December 2013

    General public is hereby notified that sweden visa application center will remain close on 1 January 2014

  • 11 October 2013

    Friday – VFS Global Kolkata- Visa Application Centre will close at 13:00. No submission of application will be done after this time.

  • 14 October 2013

    Monday- VFS Global Kolkata- On account of Durga Puja, Blue Dart will remain closed on 14 October. Hence all applications submitted on Monday, 14 October 2013 will be forwarded to Delhi on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 and to the Embassy on Thursday 17 October 2013.

  • 30 September 2013

    Applicants can also submit their Sweden visa applications at the VFS Global Sweden Visa Application center at Hyderabad and Pune w.e.f 1 October 2013

  • 25 April 2013

    “The processing time for Swedish visa applications is as follows:

    For applicants applying in Delhi: 10 -12 working days.

    For applicants applying in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata: 12 – 14 working days.

    Please note that requests for faster processing of applications usually cannot be met by the Embassy. The Embassy therefore encourage all applicants to apply for visa well in advance.”

  • 11 March 2013

    This is to inform all applicants that an additional cash handling charge of Rs. 57/- per application would be levied on applicants with effect from the 12 March 2013”

  • 20 February 2013

    Customers are hereby notified that due to the Nationwide bandh call, the application centre in Kolkata will remain closed Wednesday 20 February 2013."