Swedish Visa: Guide for Filipinos (Share your story)

She did that last time and got denied so she's trying to apply as a tourist not to visit someone so i suggested the other option 😀

I know that she already applied before and got denied. Applying for a visitors visa or a tourist visa in Sweden is just the same i guess? It's the same schegen application form that she'll be filling in. They will ask her the purpose of her visit.  And if she says this time that she's supporting herself and her boyfriend is not sponsoring her so that means that she has to book hotels etc. In the form, she has to write the name of the hotel, adress and telephone number. It's more complicated for her knowing that she's not gonna do it naman in the end. Baka magka problema siya later on. It would be better to tell the truth to avoid problems in her future applications.

I just want to clarify something based sa comment.
There is no such thing as a show money in SWEDEN. Kahit saan ka mag search, SWEDEN never required a show money kahit schenzen visa payan.

im here inside sweden rightnow holding a 90days visa only,me and my boyfriend planning to apply for partners visa,i just want to ask how to apply it,i can stay here while applying the partners visa?

Hi good day everyone!

I was planning to apply for a residence permit in Sweden.  How long will it takes for the processing of it?
my fiance will provide all the needed requirements for the via application.  We first met on dec 2016 then since then we have frequent meetings already. We meet 5 times. Is there any possibility I will be approve for the visa? and I've heard the residence visa takes 17 months long?

any advise please?

thank you! :)

Hello missy!

Correct me if I am wrong, you will apply for residence visa? , Yes, you're capable as long you meet the income and housing requirement stated by immigration. You can apply via online or paper. You can do it right away after you visit sweden. 😄

You can check the website for more information. 😊

Hi kataugusto! Thank you for your response. I appreaciate it. Yes will push through for the residence visa. However I was quite confused because you said I can apply for it after I visit sweden. So it mean that, I will apply first for the tourist visa for me to go to sweden then apply for residence permit once I'm there?  And I guess my fiance was able to met the standard requirements for it. And just a bit of clarifications on howong does it takes to process the residence permit, is it really 12-14 months? Thank you! 😊

Have a nice day!

Have you been to sweden? It's really good proof of relationship if you have been to sweden. Do yiu have facebook? I can add you up to a filipino swedish group where yiu can ask more questions and can gather information about applying Visa from our country. 😄

Hej! Has anyone here switched visas before? Im currently on a resident permit for studies but i want to switch to a sambo visa. Is that possible to do that from here in sweden? Also, will it be possible for me to apply if i have been married before in manila and annulment is on-going, but i want to be a sambo to a swede? I seem to not find that topic in the MV website! If someone could help i would really appreciate it! Thank you!

Hi Kataugusto Me and my Fiancee planning to apply for a residence permit soon. We meet 3times already but we are afraid that we got rejected because we started communicating Nov. Of last year meet Jan. For 1week and april 2weeks and July  10days and now planning to apply for residence permit my worries is i dont have a job here now.

hi, me n my partner applied for residence permit last july 8, 2016 , been interviewed here in hongkong since im working here last october 18 and finally my residence permit was granted august 22, and now waiting for my permit card and it will take 2-3 wks for me to pick it up...13 and half months of waiting...

Hi! I am just new in here. I hope you can help and teach me what to do. Since my cousin will help me to go to sweden and will support me for what will i be needing like supporting papers,and everything. What do i need or what documents do i need including the supporting papers from my cousin to present in the embassy? Please help me since i am very much interested to see and visit sweden. And its really an opportunity. Hope you understand. Thank you.

please who knows, if my hasband is going to  be in rehabiliation centre, will it affect our process???plz help me

Hi is anybody her who had process here in Sweden. Can you give me a tips what they asked in the interview. Me and my husband have interview at migrationsverket this coming October 3. Pls..

i processed my residence visa without visiting as tourist visa first here in sweden .  Do can make it also.

Same here..I guess yes..possible

Hello everyone! Can anyone advice me or give me some helpful tips that I can use during the interview for residential permit??? It would be of a great help!!! 😊

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to ask if anyone has and idea, I applied tourist visa and submitted my requirements to the vfs office Cebu to visit spouse June 11 of this year and they told me that I will just wait for 3-15 days but until now its already the 15th day but I did not receive any updates yet. What do you think is the best thing for me to do? Is it ok to go and ask to the consulate office about my case? Do you think I am denied or something? Please help. Thank you.

Hi there ,
You can actually call and ask them

You better call the embassy. My parents applied last May 2018 and after two days they already got the desicion.

Thank you so much for your reply. I already got a reply and I am approved.

Good day
I want to ask is it possible to apply for living with someone in sweden visa if I'm working abroad I'm working here in saudi. Can I go to phil and submit the requirements and go back to saudi while waiting?  Please help me Thank you


Im new here. Currently in Sweden under a visitor's visa. Originally came here on a Schengen visa. I am a filipina will be married here in Sweden to a citizen this Oct. How will I apply for a residence visa from the Philippines? I'm not sure where to start. Any advice would do :D

Thanks :D

Hi mooglequeen!

You can do the application online for the residence permit. It can also be paid with CC. What i am not sure is if you can do the online application while you're in Sweden, or should you be in Philippines to do this. But it is an online application so you should be able to do it anywhere. Nonetheless, it's best you call the migration and seek for their advice before doing any actions.

All the best!

Sorry for the delayed response :) I have not been online a lot, but  I have contacted the immigration people. They just told me to follow the instructions and information on the website. Hope it all goes well :D

Can someone enlighten me please. 

There is an urgency for me to travel and meet my man.  As originally planned, he is suppose to come on January to attend a festival in my city.  His circumstances has prompted me to decide in visiting him instead to spend the holiday and the support he needed for recovery.  I came back in the country last Nov. 2017, I am an ofw of 13 years.  Got a full time job to keep me busy for a while, this means resigning is a necessity.

To get to the bottomline, is bank statement an IMPORTANT requirement to be able to pass through the decision of the Embassy and Philippine Immigration? 

Appreciate any of your thoughts.  Thanks.

Hi! Did you need to attend cfo seminar before your flight to Sweden in a schengen visa?
Thank you in advance!

Hi Malyn,

If you are holding a visitor's permit or a residence permit in Sweden, then yes, you have to attend a seminar conducted by the CFO.

You have a book it online.

On the other hand, I am not fully sure but I don't think this seminar is necessary for those who are holding a Schengen Visa.

You can always call the office during working hours to get confirmation.
Hope this help.


hi is there anyone around here applied for tourist visa approved  but unemployed ?

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