VISA is referred by Embassy & applicant need to come personally to submit & collect the passport him/her self.
Application form for tourist visa completely filled and signed by the applicant.
Two recent passport size colour photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. Photograph should not be more than 6 months old. It should be glued to the form and not stapled.
The applicant shall present a valid travel document (passport) the validity of which extends at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States (or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States). It shall contain at least two blank pages and shall have been issued within the previous 10 years.
A covering letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief.
Information on other valid visas/permits.
A document certifying that you have been given leave from your job / studies during the period you intend to visit Sweden.
Proof of funds for stay / Evidence of source of Financial support such as :Bank statement for last three months.
Foreign exchange endorsed on the passport
Proof of purpose of the visit: evidence of accommodation, e.g. Hotel reservation or confirmation of organized tour
Travel itinerary or copy of booking
Overseas travel medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries .The insurance has to cover the applicant for at least 30,000 Euros or equivalent, for all risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation etc. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the entire duration of the trip including the date of arrival and departure. Travel Medical Insurance by approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing for Schengen Visa.
Two Copies of first & last page of the passport to be submitted. If passport has been extended please enclose a copy of this page
All the documents and the Visa Application form should be in A4 size paper.
The processing time for applicants applying in New Delhi is 10 to 12 working days and for applicants applying in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore is 12 to 14 working days.
The visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable.
Children below the age of 6 years on the date of submission are exempted of the Visa Fee at VFS. However VFS service charges will still be applicable.
The submission and collection of your visa application and passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or through any authorized person who bears an original authorization letter signed by the applicant and a photo-ID.
Please note that as per information received from the Indian Authorities, handwritten and not machine readable passports are no longer issued and manual changes in Indian passports are no longer permitted since 1st April 2010. The Embassy of Sweden thus does not accept:
Handwritten or not machine readable Indian passports issued after 01 April 2010;
Indian passports that contain a manual entry (observation) made after 01 April 2010 where the biographical data (including name place and date of birth and sex) of the passport holder were changed.
Visa Fee :
Short Term Visa : Rs.4,400/-
Children 6 - 12 Years Rs.2,200/-
VFS Service Charge Rs.788/-