Applicants for nonimmigrant visas must be interviewed in person.
Applicants should provide documents establishing an applicant's strong ties to Sweden or to their country of residence, such as:
- business ownership and registration papers for a company, as well as the latest tax declaration (skatt declaration);
- an old passport or an official notification letter from the Swedish government which demonstrates when the applicant first received a Swedish residence permit;
- a recently dated personbevis issued by the Swedish tax authority, including certification of marriage, spouse's name, and the names of all children. Also: personbevis of all immediate family members (i.e., spouse, children, parents), regardless of whether or not they intend to travel;
- ownership papers for a house or apartment;
- old passports which contain previously issued U.S. visas
Applicants who are unable to demonstrate sufficiently strong ties to Sweden or to their country of residence will not be issued a visa.
Applicants from certain countries whose applications are approved may be required to pay an additional visa issuance/reciprocity fee. Please note that this issuance fee, unlike the processing fee, is not to be paid in advance by bankgiro. Applicants should consult the U.S. Department of State's visa reciprocity fee table - http://travel.state.gov/visa/index.html
for more information.
General Consulates of Sweden: