Embassy of Sweden in the U.S

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The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. is one of the largest Swedish missions in the world. The Embassy is the official communications link between the Swedish and American governments. The Ambassador heads the Embassy and is the official representative of the Swedish Government to the United States Government.

Address:
2900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Postal address:
Embassy of Sweden
2900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Phone, fax, email:
Tel: (202) 467-2600
Fax: (202) 467-2699
E-mail:ambassaden.washington@gov.se

The Embassy working hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The reception is closed for lunch between 12 noon – 1:00 pm.
In case of an emergency outside regular office hours, call the Embassy and follow the instructions.
Visa phone hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Visa appointments should be scheduled through VFS Global:
www.vfsglobal.se/USA
info.swdc@vfshelpline.com
1731 21st Street NW,
Washington, DC 20009, USA.
Phone: +1 (202) 618-9200

Passport hours, by appointment only: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Ambassador of Sweden: Mr. Björn Lyrvall is Ambassador of Sweden to the United States. From 2007 until taking up his current position in September 2013, Ambassador Lyrvall was Director General for Political Affairs at Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.

Visa:
A Schengen visa is required for persons of certain nationalities who wish to visit the Schengen countries. A complete application must be submitted to the Embassy at least 15 days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.

From April 18, 2016 the Embassy in Washington outsource a part of the Schengen visa process through a partnership with VFS Global. Visa applications for travel to Sweden, shall be submitted to the VFS Office in Washington, DC: 1731 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA.

The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC will continue to represent Iceland and Finland in the greater Washington D.C. area in regards to visa applications. Applicants for visas to these countries should also apply through VFS Global in Washington D.C. VFS Global charges an additional service fee of USD 33 per application (This is in addition to the normal application fee). From Monday, April 18 all appointments should be scheduled through:www.vfsglobal.se/USA
Contact information to VFS Global in Washington, DC:
Email: info.swdc@vfshelpline.com
1731 21st Street NW,
Washington, DC 20009, USA.
Phone: +1 (202) 618-9200

Residents of the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY can choose to apply through Norway and its partner Travisa/VFS Global office in San Francisco. Residents in Texas can do the same through their Houston office as of October 13, 2015. http://www.vfsglobal.com/norway/USA/index.html

The biometric data is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), an IT-system that allows Schengen States to exchange data. For more information visit: ec.europa.eu
Appointments should be scheduled through: www.vfsglobal.se/USA
Contact information to VFS Global in Washington, DC:
Email: info.swdc@vfshelpline.com Phone: +1 (202) 618-9200

When you arrive for your appointment, the application including all forms and supporting documents must be complete. If you arrive with an incompleteapplication the visa officer will reschedule your appointment.
Visa applications may no longer be submitted at the Swedish consulates in the U.S.

Please note that the new application form (119031) must be signed in two places, the first refers to the application (No. 37) and the second is the Schengen consent that follows.
The Embassy of Sweden in Washington represents Iceland in the greater Washington, DC area with respect to Schengen visas. Applicants for visas to these countries should apply at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC.
As of November 9, 2015 the Embassy of Sweden does not represent Norway regarding applications for visas or for residence and work permits. Please contact the Embassy of Norway for more information.

The Embassy of Sweden in Washington represents Finland in regards to visa applications from residents in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Applicants in these areas should apply for visas to Finland at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC. Finnish visa applicants residing in all other states are advised to contact the Finnish Consulates General in Los Angeles or New York depending on the jurisdiction.

Please note that the Embassy of Sweden will apply its own procedures for issuing visas.
The requirements for a Schengen visa stated on our website also apply for visas to Iceland. For a visa to Finland, you need the invitation as the form

SERVICE FEES – In effect from February 1, 2016

  • Ordinary passport $165
  • Temporary passport $190
  • Pick-up of new passport at a consular location other than the one at which the application was submitted:
    Shipping fee (payable at time of application) $10
    Processing fee (payable at pick-up) $20
  • National Identity Card $165
  • Schengen Visa (tourist, business, visit and transit) $65
    For citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldavia, Russia and Ukraine, the non-refundable application fee is $40. Holders of biometric passports from Serbia and Montenegro do not need a visa.
  • Residence permit to start a business $235
  • Residence- and work permit for employment $235
  • Residence- and work permit for persons over 18 years (based on spouse/family employment) $120
  • Residence- and work permit for persons under 18 years (based on spouse/family employment) $60
  • Residence permit based on family or personal connection for persons over 18 years $180
  • Residence permit based on family or personal connection for persons under 18 years $90
  • Residence permit for temporary visit for persons over 18 years $120
  • Residence permit for temporary visit for persons under 18 years $60
  • Residence permit for students $120
  • Residence- and work permit for Au Pair $120
  • Certificates and legalizations $15
  • Pick-up of driver’s license $50
  • If driver’s license were issued and paid for in Sweden $20
  • Hourly cost of services done inside the office after hours $25
  • Hourly cost of services done outside the office during office hours $10
  • Hourly cost of services done outside the office after hours $60

Source: http://www.state.gov