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    08 June 2021

    Due to ongoing global COVID-19 developments, Swedish Visa Application Centre and the Call Centre service will now be available on the following days and time (except public holidays).


    • Mondays and Wednesdays 08:00 - 12:00 | 13:00 - 16:00
    • Fridays 08:00 - 12:00 | 13:00 - 14:30

    Call Centre

    • Mondays and Wednesdays 08:00 - 12:00 | 13:00 - 16:30
    • Fridays 08:00 - 12:00 | 13:00 - 14:30
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    08 February 2021

    Please refer to the updated information regarding COVID-19 test to enter Sweden at Travel to and from Sweden

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    17 December 2020

    Temporary entry ban extended until 31 March 2021 and amended due to Brexit

    Since March, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden has been in force.

    The Government today decided to extend the entry ban until 31 March 2021. At the same time, the Government has adopted a new exemption from the entry ban due to Brexit.

    For more information please refer to the following websites:

    - Government Offices of Sweden’s website

    - The Swedish Police’s website

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    20 October 2020

    With immediate effect the Swedish Visa Application Centre will be available from 8:00 – 12:00 pm and Call Centre from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice. For enquiries, you can call us on the days we are open or you may email us and we will respond to you in the next business day. Please check our website for any updates.

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    15 September 2020

    The waiting time for repatriation flights back to Thailand extends 90 days.

    Schengen Visas are valid for stays for a time period of maximum 90 days.

    This means that visa applications are likely to be refused.

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    09 July 2020

    Effective 20 July 2020, the Swedish Visa Application Centre in Bangkok, Thailand will be relocated to Chamchuri Square. Click here for more details

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    20 March 2020

    Submission of Schengen visa applications, effective from Wednesday 18 March 2020 (until further notice)

    Due to the current situation, citizens and third country nationals residing in  the Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, and Laos have the possibility to submit Schengen visa applications at VFS Bangkok<> from Monday to Friday between 08.00 hrs- 12.00 hrs hours and 13.00 hrs - 15.00 hrs hours (except public holidays) or with pre-booked appointment on Fridays between 08.00 hrs - 10.00 hrs hours at the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok .

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    14 March 2020

    You can still apply for a visa to Sweden, however additional restrictions on entry into Sweden might be imposed in the incoming days. This, include, among other things, the possibility of medical examination on arrival and possible quarantine on arrival from high risk areas.

    Please stay updated with information from the Swedish authorities;

    For information on precautionary health measures implemented in Sweden, please visit the website for the Swedish Public Health Agency:

    You can also find further information at the website for European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control;

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    02 August 2018

    VFS Global (Sweden Visa Application Centre in Thailand) on 8th Floor of Trendy Building is the only authorized Visa servicing facility by the Embassy of Sweden.

    VFS Global shall not be responsible/liable for any transactions that the applicant / customer has with any Travel Agents or any other third party either in the building or outside who might claim to be authorized agents for Visa servicing or for VFS Global. Any applicant shall do such transaction/s at his/her/their own risk, cost and expenses.

    Requesting you to kindly contact the VFS Service/ Helpdesk on the Ground Floor of the Trendy Building for further information or queries if any.

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    20 July 2018

    For applicant who had granted Schengen Visa for the past 59 months (after 2014) and would like to submit visa application by representative (who is not a family member or a cousin), the representative can submit the visa application at VFS only from 08:00 – 10:00. 

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    07 June 2018

    Group Submission

    If you have more than 5 applications having same travel period, please book appointment via our Call Centre in advance and have a group representative dropped your visa applications early morning (between 08:00-10:00).   

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    29 August 2016

    Visa Application Center update

    Every travel agent administration and representative is allowed between 08:00-10:00 and 15:00-16:00 only.

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    29 June 2016

    Update information form Swedish Embassy

    The processing time will normally be about 15 days depending on the number of applications submitted (excluding day of submission and return to VFS). However, in some cases the procedure may take considerably longer.

    Non-Thai citizen who wants to apply for Schengen visa, according to the Visa Codex article 6.1, please submit your visa application in the country where you are residing (usually your home country). If applicants still want to submit their applications in Bangkok, they should be aware that the applications might be rejected or dismissed and no refund of the application fee.