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schengen visa while waiting for residence permit

Hi, I am Joyce from Pampanga,Philippines but currently based in Malaysia. I would like to ask if anyone know if i can apply schengen visa while waiting for my residence permit  to sweden?coz been waiting for 4 months now until now the decision still pending.

in my case i had my schengen visa first then i applied my residence,just got my residence last year,i waited 6months for it while staying here in sweden.

Hi have you try to apply for a tourist visa already? I am planning to apply for a tourist visa but I'm worried it may affect my pending application of residence permit.

mariamilo :

in my case i had my schengen visa first then i applied my residence,just got my residence last year,i waited 6months for it while staying here in sweden.

Hey. I have the same case with you.
I just applied RC but it is in process. As my husband is british citizen. I am just not sure how long time would it take??

joizzie20 :

Hi, I am Joyce from Pampanga,Philippines but currently based in Malaysia. I would like to ask if anyone know if i can apply schengen visa while waiting for my residence permit  to sweden?coz been waiting for 4 months now until now the decision still pending.

Hi, Joyce!

I think you can apply for schengen visa while you are waiting for your residence permit. Just wanna ask, are you done with the interview in the Consulate of Sweden in Manila? 

I waited 6 months before I got to book my appointment for the interview then the Consulate booked me an appointment date thats going to be 3 months later.  After my interview, I finally received a mail from Migrationsverket that I was granted a residence permit but it took me 6 more months starting from the day of my interview until I received that confirmation.  Overall, I had to wait 15-18 months just to be over with everything and finally got my residence permit card and to be back here in Sweden with all the documents needed with the RP. I arrived here 6 months ago and now I live in Göteborg.

Just be patience. :) Good luck!

Jerica_a :

Hi have you try to apply for a tourist visa already? I am planning to apply for a tourist visa but I'm worried it may affect my pending application of residence permit.

Try to contact Consulate of Sweden or the Embassy of Sweden in Manila for any advice and if that would possible. In my opinion, I think its better if you'll just wait until the process of ur permit is done. Less hassle and just be patient.

In my experience, I waited for the interview until I got the mail from Migrationsverket that I was granted a residence permit and after that, I had to go to the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Thailand for the biometrics. That's needed in making the residence permit card. Btw from the day I applied online until I received a mail that I was granted, i waited for 15 months. Pretty long to wait but I have to. Now I'm here in Sweden for 6 months now so Good luck! :D

Please update here when you finally got the residence permit. :)

Hello po did you mean tourist visa for schengen countries ? And how many months po? Is it possible for me to leave longer in Sweden as tourist while waiting for my resident permit? I haven't got news yet and it's now 7months from the time I sent an application.

Hi, Imyzing!

Schengen visa is given to those who wants to apply for visa as a tourist in Sweden. Yes, when you have it, you can also travel to other schengen countries using that visa. It is possible for you to stay longer in Sweden as a tourist if you extended your schengen visa in Sweden. (it depends to Migrationsverket how many months they will give you for your tourist visa extension when you apply) but from the moment you'll have a booked appointment for the interview in the Consulate of Sweden in Manila, then you will have to go back in the Philippines.

Always make sure your partner living in Sweden will always contact Migrationsverket about your case so they won't forget about you. I remember my husband called them for the first time to ask when I will be given an interview date, and the next day, I received a mail from them that I should contact the Swedish Mission in the Philippines to book an interview appointment.

Hello lilocn! Oh I see! Thank you so much for your response. Actually I was there last year for 3months but I didn't not extend my visa. I went back to Philippines then I process for my residency application and passed it last January, until now I haven't got any news. My boyfriend really on hurry for me to move there but we don't know what to do for now... shall I need to inform the migrationsverket first if I will go there in Sweden as a tourist ?

Hi Imyzing! From what I understand, you applied last January but you haven't received any news even about when will you have the interview . Am I understanding it correctly?

I think you can apply for another tourist visa and if approved, of course you can travel back to Sweden while waiting for your appointment but you also need to consider that when its time for you to have an interview in manila (specific booked date for the interview), you will need to go back in the Philippines. After your interview, I think you can go back to Sweden as a tourist still and wait for the decision. There's no guarantee the waiting time after your interview will be less than 2 months. Before, it would take 1-2 months only but now It could be more than 3 months. I received mine after 6 months since the interview.

If you will be given an approved case, and you're already in Sweden, I think its possible to do your biometrics in Migrationsverket in Sweden and your residence permit card will be sent to your home address in Sweden.

To be totally sure about this, you can email the Consulate General of Sweden in Manila. They are fast to respond as soon as they receive your mail. If you live in Manila then you can also call them. 

Here I'll provide you their contact information.
Consulate General of Sweden, Manila
6/F First Maritime Place
7458 Bagtikan Street
San Antonio Village
Makati, The Philippines
Tel: +63-2-89 61 160
Fax: +63-2-89 60 194
Email: inquiry[at]swedconmanila.com

Besökstider / Visiting hours
Måndag - Fredag: 9:00 – 12:00
Monday - Friday: 9:00 – 12:00 


I hope that would help your case. :) Wish you good luck!

Hi!

Yes that is correct I haven't received even for the interview schedule. Thank you so much for the helpful information. I will try to clarify with the consulate if I can apply as tourist in Sweden again.. Godbless!

More than happy to help you, Imyzing. :)

Please don't forget to update us here about your situation. I'm sure more people have the same case like you when applying for residence permit in Sweden.

Lycka till! :D

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