Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi deals in visa applications pertaining to Sweden Schengen Visa and Sweden Residence Permit.
A bit about Sweden
Sweden has a total area of 385,207 square kilometers (148,729 sq mi) and a population of 5,312,300 (as of August 2018).
The Kingdom of Sweden is also part of the Schengen Area.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi
The Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi covers Maldives, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the following states of India:
Lakhsadweep, Chandigarh, Territories of Andaman and Nicobar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Tripura, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Punjab, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, and Assam.
Visa Application Process at Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi
Follow our updated guide to get complete acquaintance with Sweden Schengen Visa application’s requirements.
Step 1: Visit Website
You will begin by visiting the official website of the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi. Other diplomatic missions of Sweden include Consulate-General of Sweden in Mumbai and Consulate General of Mumbai in Chennai.
Step 2: Appointment at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi
Appointments will be booked via VFS.
On the new window, you are required to click on ‘VFS Visa Application Center’.
You will click on ‘Schedule Appointment’ for booking an appointment with staffers of the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.
Step 3: Submit Biometric Data
Since November 2015, all wanderlusts who want to acquire Sweden Schengen Visa are bound legally to appear in person to give their biometric data for Schengen Visa application. Biometric data helps in countering identification theft.
Owing to the submission of biometric data, Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi processes Sweden Schengen Visa and Sweden Residence Permit application faster.
The method of submission of biometric data is overtly simple, discrete and quick. All required from the applicant is to place his/her finger on the scanner. Once submitted, the biometric data remains valid for five years or 59 months.
Furthermore, if the applicant wants to reapply for the Sweden Schengen Visa or Schengen Visa of any other state within the five-year threshold, he/she does not require to resubmit the biometric data as it can be extracted from Visa Information System (VIS).
Step 4: Assemble Documents
In the fourth step regarding laying your hands on Sweden Schengen Visa, you will amass the following documents to submit your application at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.
Application for Schengen Visa (No. 119031) attached with 1 photograph not older than six months with a white background. Please explain your plan for the visit.
Original and copy of passport or some other valid travel document. If the passport has been extended, enclose a copy of this page & copy of the observation page (if any).
Flight reservation of return ticket. If traveling to several Schengen states, proof of intra- Schengen flight reservation, train itinerary or car rental.
Visa applicants are required to have medical travel insurance. It must cover any costs that may be incurred in connection with emergency medical aid, urgent hospital treatment or transport to the country of origin for medical reasons or in the event of death. The insurance is to cover costs totaling at least EUR 30 000 and be valid in all Schengen countries and throughout your stay.
Proof of lodgings such as Hotel reservation, the rental document of a holiday home or campus residence reservation for the entire duration of the planned stay in the Schengen area. For applicants who plan to stay in several Schengen countries, proof of travel itinerary (e.g. ticket bookings for transport between different countries in addition to hotel reservations).
Employees: Payslips for the last three months, employment contract and employers statement on approval of
Documentary evidence of the applicant’s professional activity:
Student: a letter confirming enrolment in the college /university.
Self-Employed: PAN registration and bank statements covering the last 3 months/Company Registration proof.
Pension: Pension statement for the last three months or proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business.
Evidence of social status in India.
Proof of financial means:
- Copy of bank statements covering the last 3 months and any other document that may provide information about the applicant’s solvency.
- Income tax declaration for the last two assessment years.
- If Sponsored: Proof of Sponsorship.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the company or educational institution.
Leave permission from the company or educational institution.
The consent of the parental authority or legal guardian should be required only if the minor travels alone or only with one parent
Step 5: Interview at Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi
You will appear for an interview at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi at the time and the day that you’ve picked from the VFS. Usually, the Embassy of Sweden will consume as many as 15 days to process your visa application.