Sweden has long been famous for its beautifully diverse landscape. From thousands of crystal clear lakes to picturesque cityscapes and the awe-inspiring northern lights, Sweden has a lot to offer. Millions of tourists land up on the shores of Sweden every year making it one of the most visited countries on the planet.
Close to 18,000 Sweden Schengen visas were issued in 2017 from the New Delhi consulate alone. The high demand for Sweden Schengen visa appointments implies that people usually end up in long waiting lists, resulting in delays and disappointments.
That’s where we step in. We can help you cut the line and acquire a Sweden Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi. This article covers the process of acquiring a Sweden Schengen visa appointment, and the steps you can take in case you are unable to get one.
You can fill out our Schengen visa appointment form in case you want our help booking an appointment.
How to get a Sweden Schengen Visa appointment in New Delhi- The Basics
There are two ways in which you can book a Sweden Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi:
- You can submit an application directly to the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi in person.
- The Sweden Consulate cooperates with VFSGlobal, a third party agency, to help make the process easier.
You can submit visa applications to the embassy during their working hours. If you choose to use the second option, you can head over to the VFS Global official website to initiate the process.
Click on “Schedule an appointment“.
Scroll down and select ‘Click here to book an appointment for individual applicants.’
You will need to register as a new user. To do so, select ‘New User?‘
Fill in all the details in the form below, which will give you access to the online appointment booking portal. Select any available slot of your choice.
VFSGlobal charges a $25 fee to handle your application. The company has the ability to process only up to 30 applications a day, and due to the high demand, it may not always be possible to secure an appointment through VFSGlobal.
You can head on over to Sweden visas official website for more information.
What to do when there are no appointment slots available for Sweden Schengen visa appointments in New Delhi?
If you are still having trouble getting a Sweden Schengen visa appointment, you can try out one of the following methods to try and secure a slot.
Try applying to a different jurisdiction
If you are unable to secure a Sweden Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi, you can try applying to the nearby Sweden Consulates and VFSGlobal centres for any available slots. In case you are unable to find an appointment slot with the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi, you can reach out to the consulates located in Chennai, Kolkata, or Mumbai.
The VFSGlobal centres near New Delhi that you can try are in Mumbai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
Change the main Schengen consulate of your visit
Sometimes the Consulates for the Schengen states are booked out 2-3 months in advance. In such cases, you can try applying for visa appointments in nearby consulates. Try applying to countries with a lower number of applications and a higher acceptance rate. Countries like Latvia, Slovakia and Malta have a smaller footfall as compared to the major Schengen States which makes it relatively easier to get a Schengen visa appointment.
You will need to present proof of travel and hotel bookings in your country of arrival at the time of the visa interview. We can help you get your temporary travel itinerary and hotel bookings here.
To get more information on applying to different jurisdictions, check our article on how to book an appointment when no appointment slots are available.
Wait for someone to cancel their Sweden Schengen visa appointment
This is another option which may work, but should only be used as a last resort as it will not guarantee a Schengen visa appointment. You can wait for someone to cancel their Sweden Schengen visa appointment and then book that particular slot as soon as it becomes available. For this option to work, you will have to keep multiple browser tabs open, each window showing information for every consulate in your area. Remember to keep refreshing the tabs to update the information.
Our customers have successfully been able to secure appointments in the past by waiting for someone to cancel their appointment. We strongly urge you to keep this option open.
At travelvisabookings, our hardworking team continuously watches out for any Schengen visa appointment cancellations and can notify you immediately in case a slot becomes available. Please fill out our Schengen visa appointment form if you would like to avail this service.
Want us to get you your Sweden Schengen visa appointment?
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We provide express visa appointments for business professionals and corporate employees who are in need of a visa immediately. We can arrange for Schengen visa appointments within 7-15 days. Please note that this is subject to availability of slots in the consulate of your choice. We also try in all nearby consulates for a Sweden Schengen visa appointment.
We do not fix the fees for an appointment. Our team gets in touch with agents and consulates to get a price quote for an appointment slot. We charge INR 1000 over and above the quote. Note that the price for an appointment slot depends on the demand. The sooner your need for an appointment slot, the more it usually costs.
Click here for the Schengen visa appointment form.
- You can fill the above form without making any payment.
- You will receive an email regarding the availability of an appointment within 8 hours of submitting a request.
- After we receive your confirmation, you can go ahead and make the payment via PayuMoney, Western Union, or direct bank transfer.
- We will then send you an email which will contain the reference number and all the appointment details.
You can then attend your Sweden Schengen visa appointment.
FAQs on Sweden Schengen visa appointments
The section below answers the majority of questions that come up in people’s minds when trying to get a Sweden Schengen visa appointment. If you still have some unanswered queries, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Can I take an appointment for my whole family?
The answer is no. Individual appointments are needed for each member of your family. However, if you’re booking your appointments using VFSGlobal, a single account can be used to book up to five Schengen visa appointments. Please note that the dates for each of the 5 appointments might vary.
Can you make an appointment on my behalf?
Of course! We would be happy to assist in booking a Sweden Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi not just for yourself, but your entire family too. Start by filling out our Schengen visa appointment form.
Where can I have my appointment verified?
You can log on to the VFSGlobal website, or visit the official government website to confirm your booking.
What amount do I pay to get an appointment?
Our service charge is INR 1000, which does not include the price quote given to us by the consulate. Prices also vary for different consulates, and the earlier you wish to book an appointment, the more you will have to pay.
Can I pay a higher fee and get the appointment on priority?
No. We follow a strict ‘First come, first serve’ policy.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
If we end up booking you an appointment slot, we will not be able to provide you with a refund.
Can the Swedish consulate reject my Schengen visa application?
Yes, the Swedish consulate can reject your Schengen visa application. Some common reasons are:
- Travel insurance invalidity
- No evidence of travel itinerary
- Insufficient means for subsistence
How early can I apply for Sweden Schengen visa?
You can submit Sweden Schengen visa applications up to 90 days prior to the date of travel. We generally recommend that you apply for a Schengen visa at least 3 weeks before your date of travel to comfortably accommodate any delays that might occur.
Can I apply for my visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
Applicants require a valid passport which is either not more than 10 years old or has been extended.
What are the details required in order to book the appointment?
Generally, the details needed are your name, passport number, passport issue date and it’s expiry date. This can, however, vary from consulate to consulate. If there are any additional requirements, we will contact you via email.
Do I need to have a travel insurance for a SwedenSchengen visa?
Yes, proof of travel insurance needs to be submitted at the time of the interview. This should cover emergency medical expenses up to a minimum amount of 30,000 euros.
How long will it take for you to get me my Sweden Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
It usually takes us 8-10 hours to reach out to applicants with details of any available appointment slots. We also check with nearby consulates for any available slots.
Within how much time do I have to complete the payment?
There is a very high demand for appointment slots, and we handle close to 250 appointments a day. In case we find you an appointment slot, you are required to make the payment within an hour. If you fail to pay us within the hour, the appointment is auctioned out to other customers in need of an appointment.
What mode of payment is accepted?
We accept payments via PayuMoney, Western Union or even direct bank transfers.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
Currently, we operate in 3 countries. The US, UK, and India.
VFS Global, New Delhi Contact Information
VFS Global New Delhi Address:
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station,
Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg,
Connaught Place, New Delhi- 110001
(022) 67866012 (08:00-17:00, Monday-Friday)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi Contact Information
4, Nyaya Marg
Malcha, New Delhi
(011) 4419 7100
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