Tourist visit – extra documents

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    Icehotel Jukkasjärvi. Photo: Peter Grant/

If you apply for a visa to visit Sweden or any of the other Schengen countries that the Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka represent, as a tourist, you need the documents listed below.

The documents you want to support your statements with, are to be handed in as copies, and you should bring the original for comparison.


  • Application form, completely filled out.
  • One passport size photo with a light background, taken straight from the front and not older than six months.
  • Valid passport, and copy of personal information page, as well as previous travel experience
  • Visa fee

 If the above documents are not submitted, the application will not be taken up for examination.

Should be included in the application

  • Previous passports, and copies of the personal information page, as well as previous travel experience
  • Confirmation letter in original (in English) from your emplyer/sponsor; stating salary, applicant's current employment/work and date when joining the company, the dates of approved leave, and stating the purpose of the visit. The letter should be signed by the authorized person to sign such letters, name and position stated of the signer.
  • Original company trade license and one copy of it (if the applicant is the owner of the company)
  • Medical travel insurance
  • Hotel reservation
  • Booked flight ticket
  • Documents showing ownership of property or other item
  • Marriage certificate, and copy of it
  • Birth certificate of children, and copy of it
  • Latest three months current account bank statements of whoever is paying for travel and upkeep showing a positive balance - please ensure that the closing balance is not older than 1 week as of the date of submission
  • Other documents showing establishment in your home country
  • Unemployed/retired: If not receiving benefits, a cover letter explaining the applicant's financial situation must be provided

If the above documents are not submitted, the handling time will most likely be delayed due to request to submit additional information. Failure to do so could lead to refusal.