Applying for a visa to Sweden, Latvia or Slovakia

If you want to visit Sweden and you are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you may need to apply for a visa.

List of countries whose citizens require visas to visit Sweden

The Embassy of Sweden also processes visa applications for Latvia and Slovakia. The requirements are the same as for visas to Sweden.


To improve the service available to those applying for a visa, the embassy cooperates with VFS Global. You present your application in person to VFS Global in Abuja or Lagos and they can also provide you with information and other kinds of service. When the decision has been made you collect your passport and the decision at the VFS Global office in Abuja or Lagos or have it sent to your home adress for a fee. The Embassy always aim at processing your visa as quick as possible but please note that it can take up to 15 days to handle you application.

VFS Global charge a service fee of 10350 Naira per application in addition to the visa fee (for Lagos applicants there is also a courier fee of 10350 Naira). Check the VFS Global website for the application centre’s address and opening hours and for other practical information.


If you are a citizen of Benin, Liberia or Sierra Leone you should apply for a visa at VFS Global.

If you are a citizen of Ghana you should apply for a visa at the Danish Embassy in Accra, Ghana.

If you are a citizen of Togo you should apply for a visa at the French Embassy in Lomé, Togo.

If you are a citizen of Cameroon you should apply for a visa at the Italian Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Rules and required documents

Read about the rules, which documents are required and how you apply in the menu on the left.

Avoid other people selling services

Please note that the Embassy has nothing to do with sellers outside the premises of the Embassy who offer services for payment. No sellers can influence either the processing period or the decision.