Swedish Visa: Guide for Filipinos (Share your story)

Im aware that i have to go back to Philippines to process my residential permit.. its just my bf wants me to.. anyway im going to submit my documents on october 5.. Im pretty nervous about it..  I dont know what blog u have,, hope i can read it anytime soon..


Hej M&k01,
         Yes its in thier policy that you need to apply from the country of the origin. You can check on for the requirement that you need to submited online. Your birth certifikat and marriage contact if your married must be authenticated by nso.  If you meet all the requirement submit it all att once coz it will be more easier for the Swedish migration board to decide. Normaly it took only few months like max 3 months but its always depend on your case.If you want to know more info don't hesitate to communicate with manila Swedish consulate apply online is the quickies way.
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Yeah thats true.. Its really hard for us filipino's to leave or visit other countries because of other who able to took advantage of it and never came back.. well we can never really blame them because our government is suck!..
Anyway i think we might have everything to prove our relationship.. Photos from the last 3 yrs and conversations..  The reason i my bf asked me to renew my passport is because i intend to apply resident permit as soon as i return here. Anyway theres always next time. I just hope it all worked out :)

M&k01,  there is actually no need to show them any picture... They based only on how long you know each other and how long you totaly been together... After you submit all the required document online you will have interview from manila consulate of Sweden and there they will ask you all those detail.  they will forward in Swedish migration board your result of your interview. Many applicant were not honest and they violate the rule thats why we don't have good reputation. But that wont affect your application.. 

Where are you in Sweden? 
Am in north Sweden

My Bf in Stockholm Sweden.. Okay then ill just bring in case they will ask some photos or documents that weve been together..

I just got an email stating my visa is granted wohooooo... It only took 2 days and i get the result. thanks for all the advice guys ;)

Wow, grattis till er

   I just wanna ask what are the complete requirements to prepare in applying for a visit visa / Schengen or Tourist visa to Sweden?
   How will an invitation from your partner works before I can apply for the visa?.. is it ok if he sends the invitation through my email or it needs to be sent through postal mail, and does it have to be signed by a lawyer or any?
   My partner and I have known each other last January 2016 and he will be visiting me here in Phil next month and we plan to apply in the  Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila or Norway Visa application center by the time he arrives. Is it ok to apply directly to the embassy like a walk-in applicant (if so do we have to make an appointment in doing that?) or is it better to apply online?
   Anybody who could help us with this matter is very much appreciated.


Hej Jane, 
If you are applying for tourist visa, you need to set appointment online to Norway embassy in manila. If your bf is coming with you you don't need an invitation letter if not he need to send you the invitation letter by post with his original signature.. For more information about Swedish visa visit their website.  All information you need is in their website. If something more you want to know just message me.

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hi there miss arlyn!
tack for your reply. so there's no need to have an invitation letter since we will go together to Manila to pass the requirements in the Norwegian embassy? passing the documents personally takes a lot of time for them to process unlike applying online? we have to wait long for the result?...and how does insurance works also, is it only applicable to choose the ones in the list of insurance company based in Thailand and Europe or is it ok to have anywhere?

God bless!

Hi janechael

When you are applying for a schenen visa. You always need to apply online. You cannot apply as a walk in applicant. When i applied for a schengen visa, oct 2014, they have a website called UDI. Where you need to register and pay the fees. But now they have a center who accepts applications but you still need to set an appointment with them. Try to check the norwegian embassy website.

You still need an invitation letter. Ms. Arlyn only said you don need maybe because he is with you and he can always sign the invitation letter when he is with you. It is a requirement. You also need a copy of his personbevis with the purpose of : invitation. If he will be the one who will finance your trip, you need to show his bank records. When i applied, i showed my bank statements with a banks seal. You need to show a proof that you will be coming home before the schengen visa expires. You also need to satisfy them. In case they need it too, you may include a copy of his passport and arrival stamp in the philippines. All of these informations are in their website. The forms that you need to fill in are also there.

After your interview on that same day, you will have to leave your biometrics at the norwegian embassy too (i just dont know hows the processing today because it changed already) then they will contact you if your visa is granted or not. In your case, it takes 30 days of waiting as per their information in their website. But of course it depends on the case. Good luck to you.

thanks neslund, do you know how insurance works also?.. is it ok to have it anywhere or should it be on Europe and Thailand only?

You are very welcome. When i applied for schengen visa, i took MALAYAN INSURANCE. The insurance must be on the accredited list for schengen visa. My husband was the one who bought it for me, by then he was my bf. By the way, you also need a copy of your flight details (you should not buy the plane ticket yet) just the copy from mnl to stockholm (or gothenburg), it means, it is your preferred departure and arrival dates going to sweden and back in the philippines.

to neslund,
tack again. I will remember that. it's a big help really. if ever there's something I would like to ask in the future that confuses us still will it be fine to ask you both again?...
to miss arlyn/neslund: from where in Sweden do you live now?

Sure no problem. Just ask and we will try to answer. I am still in the philippines, i applied for a residence permit together with my son and i am currently pregnant. I had our interview at the consulate general of sweden last april 18, 2016 and after 2 days, we got the decision already. Yahhhhhh!!! Residence permit plus permission to work. We are just waiting for our residence permit cards to be delivered and hopefully, this May or early June we will be in sweden for good. My husband lives in Söderbärke, Dalarna county sweden. Good luck to both of you. :)

hej.! I always forgot to write 921 with your name. he he he sorry for that. it's good to hear that good news from you and your partner. and grattis for having a baby. are the 2 kids from your Swedish partner? partner is from Borlänge. maybe just near where your partner lives also. hopefully one day when I get to visit Sweden this year we can meet sometime also. he he he. how young are you by the way and your partner?.. how long you've been in LDR? many times you visited Sweden?.. how many times he visited you here?.. sorry if I have many questions.

Hi there. Its okay. Hehehe. I am 30 years old already. My first child is not my husband's child but he will be legitimated under his name after subsequent marriage. We have been together for 2 years before we got married. He visited me twice a year. Then his last visit was november 2015. Borlänge is a municipality in dalarna too. It takes maybe an hour drive from söderbärke to that place. Yes we can meet when you are there already. Feel free to message me when you are there. By the way, what place do you live here in the philippines?

I'm 29 years old now and my partner is 36. we just met online last January and hopefully next month will be our first meeting and we will apply visit visa so i can be with him for 3 months. yes our places are just near. good to meet sometime. and 2 years is long enough though but good you have made it both this far. good luck in your journey there.

Good day!. I just would like to ask if anybody knows how to reserve a round trip plane ticket in going to Sweden back to Philippines without paying it or buying it?..I am applying for a visit visa and it's one of the requirements. Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you!

Hi! Paano ka po nag-apply ng Residence Permit? Through online? Yung migrationsverket po ba? Magkano po iyon? Tska ano po ang mga kailangan? Gaano po kayo katagal nag-antay para sa interview?

Salamat po! :)

hi siemone you need to write it in english everytime you post here...

Hi siemone001!
   I can't answer you regarding your matter about how to apply a residence visa/permit because I had applied for a schengen visa only. And my application has been granted for 2 days from the time I passed the requirements to VFS global visa application centre in Cebu.
   Try to read and see,, (because they accept applications for those who will be going to some European countries through Norway application portal but I guess for visa application only). Try to email the Sweden consulate in Manila because they will answer you right away and guide you on what to do.
   God bless!

much better if u applied through online,i forgot how mich is the cost,its my husband who done everything but i applied the schengen visa and when im here before my schengen expire i applied residence and i got it after 5months

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we are same but already apply online

Hi, everyone! I am a filipina and i have a swedish boyfriend. Weve been together for a year now, were planning to move in together and i relocate to sweden. Problem is, i am still married to my ex husband- annulment in process. What are the best and fastest way to get to sweden? Can i marry him there? What visa should i get? And what is the best advice u can give me? I already applied for a student residency permit since i enrolled in school. i submitted my application online on feb 2016 and im still waiting for an update, no news yet. Weve email them a lot of times and called too but has gotten the same answer. No case officer yet! Can i apply for a schengen visa to norway and make an itinerary for touring in norway and go to sweden after so i can be with him? Please help. Its been a long wait and i want to be with him soon! What ways can me make this happen? If i apply for residency to move to someone, Will i be granted a residency permit to be with a boyfriend if im still married here? Waiting for replies! Thank u!

Hej!..your case is a little hard I can't help you out on that, sorry. But if you want to apply tourist visa to Sweden you can apply to Norway vfs global application centre in Cebu if you are near to the place. It took me 2 days to be granted by my 3 months schengen visa.

I think considering the new rule that has taken force, It will make it difficult for you to apply a residence permit now... I have applied mine last year and it took us atleast 12 months to get an interview.

You have to visit migrationsverket's site and apply for a permit living with a partner. The rest of the procedure is indicated in the site, you only have to fill in details and requirements.

Yes you can marry him but that doesn't promise a permit. Can you visit Sweden? Yes you can I think, it shouldn't be a problem. I have visited Sweden while waiting for the interview :)...

Hope this helped somehow.


Anyone is interested to join our group chat in fb. We are all Filipinos there and all are Swedish partners. We shares Swedish visas info's. Some done interview already and some are waiting decision. Kindly send me a private message in fb.

Thank you

Jeniffer Tan

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Jeniffer Tan

Hi, I'm currently in Singapore working and my fiance is Swedish and we want to start our lives together in Sweden the soonest as possible. We are planning for me to apply short term visa under visit and family and friends, to visit him during springtime in Sweden and get married there while on vacation. We are aware that I have to go back to Singapore and do my application for the residency permit from there. The Embassy of Denmark (In-charge of of visa processing for all Scandinavian countries in Singapore) is very particular on the consequences for such violations. Unfortunately, based on the specified processing time when we did trial application online, it will take 14-17 months for the processing time for the residency permit. We really want to be together the soonest, we waited 6 years so we hope not to wait furthermore. Is there other means for me to move to Sweden faster? We would really appreciate if you could give us inputs and information to expedite the process. Thank you! :)

Hello Ma'am,
Good day! I would like to congratulate you for at last you were married and have been there in Sweden now...seems like you are knowledgeable in processing the papers as tourist to Sweden.
Maam, I have a bf in Sweden for 3 years now but He hasn't visited  me yet due to his health problem and because of that We have agreed that I will visit him first as a tourist.....I already applied tourist to visit boyfriend last year but unfortunately I was rejected, the reason is I have no strong ties with my country though I showed them that I have a job here for 8years now......So this time I will apply again as aTOURISM not tourist to visit boyfriend since we haven't met yet. My question is.
1. Do I need to show them a huge amount of money in my bank account?
2. Where can my boyfriend get this Certificate of board and lodging in his apartment since I will stay with him on my vacation.
3. I dont have assets like a house and lot or a car or a huge amount of money....I can only raise around 100k. do you think I have the chance to have my Tourism visa approved.
Please help us!!!
Thank you so much!!!

Hi there! Are you applying for the schegen visa? If your bf will say that he will pay everything during the visit then there's no need for you to have a show money. I invited my sister twice, and last summer I invited my parents too and they didnt show any money or assets during the application.

Hello heart20,
Thank you so much for your reply.....last year I applied tourist visa to visit a boyfriend and its my bf who will sponsor me for my travel expenses and its all his papers but I was rejected their reason is first, My bf and I hasn't meet yet and second I dont have strong ties with my country....though I showed them that I am working in the office for 8years now though the salary is not that big.
Ma'am, do you have tips for me to strengthen my ties in my country? I only work as an office staff here.
Thank You so much.

Good day Ma'am,
Salamat kaau sa imo reply, Salamat pod kay bisaya d i ta...hehehe...
Nag libog jd ko karon Ma'am oi if unsa nga Visa ako applyan karon kay last nga apply nku, Tourist visa to visit a boyfriend then wla paman mi mgkita aning ako bf in person jd because of his health condition unya naa man space sa questionnaire nga ipa specify kung asa ug kanus a mi ngkita unya wla paman mi ngkita so I just leave it blank...mao nga this time I'd rather get this TOURISM visa kay pra wla na ask if diin ug kanus a mi ngkita....libog jd ko kaau unsa ako buhaton oi...

Does anyone help me if which visa I will apply for........
Last year, I applied tourist visa to visit a boyfriend but in their mandatory requirements, They require that the inviting person needs to provide in his passport the dates of arrival in and out the country, wherein in our case We haven't meet yet....and also that time my bf did not provide his passport since He hasn't traveled yet and instead He only gives me his Swedish Identification card, Invitation letter and all other mandatory requirements including his bank statements needed. I have provided them my employment certificate and my approved leave of absence but they still said that I have no strong ties with my country....gosh! Is there a chance for me to be approved next time I will apply for the same tourist visa to visit a boyfriend or I better get this TOURISM visa instead? My boyfriend is so supportive in everything only that he couldn't visit me this time since he has a health problem.
Please help us....any comment will be much appreciated.
Thank you and God Bless.


If mag apply ka ng tourist visa you need a minimum of 60-100,000 show money depending how many days ka mag stay sa sweden and ano activities gagawin mo. Usually they ask for an itinerary in europe, airline tickets and insurance, pati hotel accomodation and corresponding money to pay for it all. Also need din nila employment cert from your employer sa pinas and a letter stating na they trust na babalik ka sa kanila. Also probably iask ka nila reasons for going and sino kasama mo, if isa ka lang pupunta dapat complete papers mo. Kasi super silang strict. Check mo schengen visa application requirements to sweden and make sure lahat ng nasa listahan ma accomplish mo.

Hello there @Hopefullpinay!
Thank you so much for your I just needed to raise 60-100,00Php...I thought I need to raise millions...heheheh....well, I will only stay there 30days or 1month as my approved leave of absence from work. Before, I did not include an itinerary for my travel and hotel bookings since I will only stay in my bf's home....but this time I better make an itinerary!
Thank you so much for your reply! God Bless You.

Actually you dont  need to secure a large amount of  money at all nor make hotel bookings if your boyfriend will state in the invitation letter that he will pay everything during your trip. He just need to provide his statement of account, and 3 month payslip from his work. As i told you earlier that my parents and sister were here for a visit and thats what we did. Just make sure that your requirements are complete.

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