Invitation The Swedish Migration Agency
Are you going to invite a relative or friend to visit Sweden? Below we tell you everything you need to know about the Invitation from the Swedish Migration Agency and Visa to Sweden
General information about visas to Sweden
It is important to know that there is a difference between Applying for a visa to Sweden and applying for a Schengen visa . Below we explain the difference and explain why an invitation from the Swedish Migration Agency is needed.
People who want to visit Sweden for less than 90 days and come from a country outside the EU usually need to apply for a visa.
How do I get a visa to Sweden?
There are two options:
- You apply to get a visa to Sweden directly.
- You apply for a Schengen visa.
The difference between the two options is that with a Schengen visa you also have the right to visit other countries that are part of Schengen. You can also visit Sweden with a Schengen visa issued in another Schengen country.
Application for a visa to Sweden
To get a visa to Sweden, you must apply for this at a Swedish embassy or a Swedish consulate. An approved visa means that you have the right to visit Sweden for up to 90 days.
You can read more about applying for a visa to Sweden on the Migration Agency’s website.
Invitation to apply for a Schengen visa (Form 240011)
Do you want to invite family or friends to visit Sweden from abroad? People who come from a country outside the EU may need a visa to visit Sweden. Then you may need your invitation to be stamped by a Notary Public in order to get a visa to Sweden. Read here about which countries whose citizens need a visa to travel to Sweden.
What is an invitation before applying for a Schengen visa?
The Swedish Migration Agency requires that a person applying for a Schengen visa must have filled out an invitation. An invitation is filled out by you who live in Sweden and then sent to your relative or friend so that they can show it when applying. If there are several people visiting you, you must fill in a form for each person.
After you have filled in the form, you must:
- Stamp it at the Notary Public
- Send the form together with attachments by post or e-mail to your relative/friend abroad.
- He/She must then submit the Invitation form together with the application for a Schengen visa to a Swedish authority abroad.
- NOTE – remember that you must sign the document before sending it off.
What documents must be attached to the invitation?
- Copy of ID (Passport, driver’s license or other ID)
- Documentation showing your assets and assets. The purpose is to show that you can provide for the people you have invited.
- If the application is for a Schengen visa
Where can I find the invitation to apply for a Schengen visa?
You can find the document via this link. The Swedish Migration Agency provides the form and you can fill in the document digitally or print it out and fill it in by hand. You can also find more information about how to proceed on the Swedish Migration Agency’s website or on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Application for a Schengen visa
As mentioned earlier, the Invitation to apply for a Schengen visa is not the visa application itself – but only a supplement to the original application, which is called the ” Schengen visa application”.
An Application for a Schengen visa can be made to the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate in the country where you are. A good idea is to go to the Embassy or Consulate’s website and take advantage of the information that is there. Here you will find a list of Swedish embassies and consulates.
What if I am permanently resident in another EU country? (Not citizens of EU countries).
If you have lived permanently in an EU country for longer than 5 years with a residence permit, you can apply to be considered a permanent resident of that country. This means that you can get a special EU residence permit, which means that you have the same rights as an EU citizen.
If you have an EU residence permit, you do not need a visa to visit Sweden for up to 90 days.
What are the requirements to become a permanent resident in the EU?
- Lived in an EU country for at least 5 years
- Show that you can make a living
- Complete application for a special EU permit. You can find this on the website of each country’s migration authority.
You can read more about what applies to visas to Sweden when you are permanently resident in another EU country on the Swedish Migration Agency’s website.
Important things to consider
- If a person is to visit you for more than 90 days, you must fill in another form called “Invitation for visit longer than 90 days”.
- The Visa application must be made by the person you invite. You cannot apply for another person.
- If you have a valid residence permit in another Schengen country, you do not need a visa to Sweden.