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General Information

Visa applications are to be submitted at the Swedish Visa Application Centre in Pretoria or Cape Town. All applications will be assessed by The Embassy of Sweden, located in Pretoria. The Embassy of Sweden also processes visa applications for Estonia. The requirements are the same as for visas to Sweden.

Residence permits and stay exceeding 90 days applications must be submitted in person at the Embassy of Sweden. Please go to https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/about-sweden-non-swedish-citizens/south-africa/for information.

IMPORTANT - Mailed or couriered applications will under no circumstances be accepted or received. We shall be forced to return the couriered or mailed application at the senders cost via the same courier or mail company.

Submission: 08h00 to12h30 and 13h30 to15h00 Monday through Friday, except holidays

Passport retrieval: 10h:00 to 12h:30 and 13h30 to 16h00 Monday through Friday, except holidays

For Prospective Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for a visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents accurately. Please note that you may be required by the Embassy of Sweden to appear for a personal interview, prior to a decision being taken on your application.

If You Have Already Applied

Applicants who have already applied for a Visa can Track Your Application using our visa application tracker service.

Important:

Physically challenged applicants are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre to submit your application so that we may offer you the best possible assistance.

Applicants are required to read the Security guidelines carefully which would in turn increase their convenience at VFS.