A starry winter night lit up by curtains of red, green and purple light dancing across the sky, is a regular phenomenon in the charming country of Sweden. Famous for the fika tradition of friendly bonding over a warm cup of coffee, Sweden never disappoints. Located high up in the northern hemisphere, Sweden offers exciting travel and adventurous opportunities all year round.
Are you visiting Sweden this summer? Will you be applying for Sweden Schengen visa appointment from London? In 2017, the British consulate issued close to 5600 visas. This means that getting a visa appointment from London can take quite a lot of your time and even cut alarmingly close to the travel date.
Do not worry! We are going to help you out. Read this article find out what to do to get a Sweden Schengen visa appointment and what you should do if you are unable to get an appointment. We can also help you get an appointment by just filling the Schengen visa appointment form.
Once you get an appointment, you have to get all the required documents in order.
How to get Sweden Schengen Visa appointment from London – The Basics
Here’s how you can book a Sweden Schengen Visa appointment from London:
The Swedish Consulate in London can get your visa application done through VF Services (UK) Limited
Going through VFSGlobal, you will have to schedule the appointment online. For this, please visit the VFSGlobal homepage.
Scroll down till you find “Schedule appointment“. Click on it.
You will have to register as a new user. For this, click on ‘New User‘.
To gain access to the online appointment booking portal, fill the below form. Now, select an available date and time slot.
VFSGlobal is known to have a bandwidth to support at least 30 applicants on a single day. The appointment at VFSGlobal is subject to availability and is not usually easy to get. The handling charge for this service is $25 or above.
What to do when there is no appointment date available for Sweden Schengen visa?
Follow these few steps when you are struggling to get a Sweden Schengen visa appointment:
Try applying to another jurisdiction
Is the wait for your Sweden Schengen visa appointment cutting too close to your travel date? Have you tried at another jurisdiction? We advise you turn your attention to other nearby consulates. But, we cannot guarantee you an appointment, as most of the consulates are fully booked well in advance.
Try to change the main Schengen consulate
Are you applying for Sweden Schengen visa appointment from London? It is known that the main Schengen countries like Germany, France, Italy may be booked for a couple of months at a stretch. Try your luck by applying to another consulate. Countries like Slovakia or Malta do not have the large influx of applicants that the other frequently visited Schengen countries have.
All you have to do is, using temporary flight and hotel bookings show a tentative travel plan with this country. We can provide them for you in the aforementioned link.
That’s all folks! Once your visa is approved, you can travel within any Schengen country. You can land in Malta for a day and take the earliest available flight to the destination of your choice in Europe.
Wait for someone to cancel their Sweden Schengen visa appointment
If you are not a fan of waiting around patiently, this option might be too risky for you. You can wait for someone to cancel their Sweden Schengen visa appointment and hope that you get the appointment. For this, keep multiple tabs open for all the consulates in your area. Watch carefully and diligently and do not forget to refresh the tabs.
There have been multiple cases wherein our customers have got an appointment just by waiting for a cancellation. So we strongly suggest that you do not discard this option. We have a team that will watch for any Schengen visa appointments opening up and booking it on your behalf.
If you are interested in this service, please fill the Schengen visa appointment form.
Want us to get you your Sweden Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your Schengen visa in the following countries:
We have customers residing in India, US and UK, who are corporate employees and business professionals, usually in need of a visa immediately. Through a special service, we arrange visas for these customers within 7-15 days.
This option, however, is subject to the availability of slots in the consulate of your choice. If there is a high demand, we will also try in all the nearest consulates.
We are no authority in fixing the appointment fee, as the quote for Schengen visa appointment depends on the region of operation. We charge a fee of $35 on top of the quote for this service.
You will need to fill the form below and pay a nominal amount of $10. The balance amount needs to be paid only once we get you an appointment.
Click here for Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form to initiate the payment. The payment can be done via Paypal, Western Union, or through direct bank transfer.
Within 8 hours of the payment, you will receive an email regarding the availability of a slot and the consulate.
Once we receive confirmation from you, we will send you the appointment details and reference number for verification.
You can now attend the appointment and apply for your Sweden Schengen visa. Go ahead and pack away for the dream vacation!
You can read more about getting a Swedish Schengen visa appointment in 7 days here.
FAQs on Schengen visa appointment
Do you have queries? Read on to have them answered.
Can you make an appointment on my behalf?
Yes! We can surely assist you in getting a Sweden Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the appointment request for your whole family as well. Just fill the below form:
Can I take an appointment for my whole family?
No, you will have to make individual appointments for each member of your family. If you are making an appointment through VFSGlobal, then within a single account you can book five Schengen visa appointments. But the dates might vary for each of the 5 appointments as they may not be available on a single day.
Can I take Schengen visa appointment for multiple applicants?
Getting an appointment for multiple persons is difficult on a single day. If there are more than 3 or 4 applicants, we can provide them appointments on different dates or in a different consulate.
Where can I have my appointment verified?
You can get your appointment verified on the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What amount do I pay to get an appointment?
The amount to be paid varies from consulate to consulate. We charge $35 as the service fee. The date of the appointment also contributes in determining the fee for an appointment. The earlier your request for an appointment, the higher you will have to pay.
Can I pay a higher fee and get the appointment?
We operate only on a first come first serve basis. You will have to wait for your turn to come up.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
It is fully refundable if you cancel before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to get you one. But once we get you an appointment, we will not bw able to refund you.
Could my Sweden Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, your Sweden Schengen visa application could be rejected by the consulate for a number of reasons. Common reasons are:
Travel insurance invalidity
No evidence of travel itinerary
How early can I apply for Sweden Schengen visa?
Applicants can apply up to 90 days prior to the date of travel. We recommend that you apply at least 3 weeks prior to the date of travel to accommodate any processing delays.
Can I apply for my visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
All applicants must have a passport that is not more than 10 years old. The same can be said about passports issued more than 10 years ago and have been extended. Applicants must renew their passport before making their visa application.
What are the details required in order to book the appointment?
Details such as your name, passport number, expiry date passport issue date are needed. The information needed varies from one country to another. For additional information, we will correspond with you by email.
Do I need to have a travel insurance for Sweden Schengen visa?
You have to provide proof of travel insurance for Sweden Schengen visa that covers emergency medical expenses and repatriation costs up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get me my Sweden Schengen visa appointment?
We usually take around 8 to 10 hours, as we will be checking with all nearby consulates for the availability of a slot.
Within how much time do I have to complete the payment?
We make close to 250 appointments a day. If there is high demand, you will have less than an hour to complete the payment and appointment. Sometimes, our reseller may put the appointment to auction and usually, there are always takers for the appointment.
What mode of payment is accepted?
You can make a direct bank transfer to complete the payment. You can also make the payment via PayPal or Western Union.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
We currently operate in India, UK and USA. We are adding more countries regularly.
Embassy of Sweden in London Information
Embassy of Sweden 11 Montagu Place
London W1H 2AL United Kingdom
+44 20 7917 6400
+44 20 7724 4174
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