How and where to apply for a visa?

The procedure depends on the length of your intended stay :

- if your stay in France is longer than 90 days in France : you must apply for a long-stay visa

- if your stay is equal to or shorter than 90 days in the Schengen Area : you must apply for a short-stay visa

Applying for an entry and long-stay visa

To apply for an entry and long-stay visa, you must :

- have a Swedish residence permit valid until the entry in France

- hold a travel document (passport) that is valid for the full duration of validity of the visa ;

- complete and sign a long-stay visa application form ;

- enclose with the form identity photographs to official standards.

- pay an application fee ;

- submit supporting documents relating to the reason for your stay in France and your personal situation

Additional documents may be required in order to process your visa application, such as one submitted for a child under 18.

In case you don’t live in the jurisdiction of Stockholm, your passport could be sent back by mail : provide 83 SEK worth of stamps when applying for the visa.
Please be advised that, in case of any loss, the visa Department will not be held responsible.


Applying for a short-stay visa for an ordinary passport

1. Where do I apply?

The short-stay visa is a visa valid for all countries in the Schengen Area unless marked otherwise on the visa sticker. It is often called a “Schengen visa”.

You cannot submit your visa application to the consular authority of any Schengen state - you must submit it to the consular authority of your main destination (the state where you intend to stay longest):

- if France is your main destination : you must apply to the French consular authority ;

- if another Schengen state is your main destination : you must apply to the consular authority of that country.

If your stay in various Schengen states is of equal length, you must apply to the consular authority of the country through which you enter the Schengen Area.

2. How do I complete my visa application?

For a Schengen short-stay visa, you must submit one application for each visa applicant, comprising the following items :

3. Items verified before the application fee is charged

- a passport valid for 3 months beyond the expiry date of the visa requested;

- a short-stay visa application form completed and signed;

- 2 photographs to official standards ;

- the application fee.

The visa application forms for a child under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian.

4. Supporting documents

Updated 07/04/2016

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