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Aerial view of bridge
The Uddevalla Bridge, here enveloped in fog, is a cable bridge in the province of Bohuslän on the west coast of Sweden.
Photo credit: Per Pixel Petersson/

Passport and visa information for Sweden

Passport and visa information for your visit to Sweden.

Planning a holiday in Sweden? Find out more about passport and visa information for your visit to Sweden.  Please note that we do not have any visa application service at Visit Sweden and are not able to assist with your visa application.

For UK residents:

Holders of certain British Passports/Travel Documents do not need a visa to travel to Sweden.

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

For information about what happens if the UK leaves the European Union with no deal and any other travel advice or updates please check the FCO website for information

For US residents:

A valid passport entitles United States citizens to a three-month stay in Sweden.

For EU citizens:

Being an EU citizen means that you have the right to work, study or live in Sweden without having a residence permit. You'll need a valid national identity card or passport when entering Sweden from another Schengen EU country. A driving licence don't qualify as a travel document and we recommend that you bring your passport in case you will need to prove your identity. More information about travelling within the EU can be found at the European commission's website.

Tourist visas to Sweden for other countries:

If you are visiting Sweden as a tourist and are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may need a visa. A visa is a permit to travel to and stay in a country for a limited period.

More information and requirements for visa applications can be found here 

Countries whose citizens require a visa

Countries where Sweden is represented by another Schengen state

Swedish embassies and consulates-general

To apply for a visa, you must fill in the form Application for Schengen Visa.  

Citizens of other countries can also check with a Swedish diplomatic representative in their home country.

For UK visitors

For US visitors

Tourist visas to Sweden for other countries