Sweden visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Sierra Leoneans visiting Sweden

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Swedish Visa.


  • A duly completed visa application form signed by the applicant.
  • Passport with a validity of at least 3 months from the intended period of exiting the country. 
  • Two blank pages for the visa stamp.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs with a white background.
  • A European travel insurance confirmation of a minimum of 30,000 euros coverage within Sweden and the entire Schengen zone.
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of your travel to Sweden.
  • A flight itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Sweden.
  • Accommodation proof via Hotel reservation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Sweden or a host's residential address.
  • Medical certificate stating the good health of the applicant.
  • Proof of civil status and ties with the origin country such as a birth or marriage certificate.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Sweden. 
  • A bank statement for the last 3 months before the application period.
  • A return-ticket to Sierra Leone.

Sweden Visa for Sierra Leoneans

Facts about Sweden


Sweden is a nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes. Lots of tourists who visit the country usually try their hands at skiing and dog sledding as there are a lot of snow parks and resorts to trying out the adventure. There is an abundance of museums and historical sites at which tourists can bask in the rich history if the country.

Tourism in Sweden has been developing at a very steady pace in recent years as the number of tourists who visit the country yearly has been increasing. On average, Sweden receives 24.6 million tourists yearly. The Swedish government is doing her best to develop tourism in the country with 7.1% of household income being spent on domestic tourism.

The capital of Sweden Stockholm is built on 14 islands and possesses more than 50 bridges. The best time for tourists to visit the country is during the winter months with mild weather.

Types of Sweden Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Visitor Visa Three weeks 90 days
Student visa Three weeks 1-5 years
Work visa Three weeks 1-5 years

General Requirements for Sweden Visa


  • A duly completed visa application form signed by the applicant.
  • Passport with a validity of at least 3 months from the intended period of exiting the country. 
  • Two blank pages for the visa stamp.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs with a white background.
  • A European travel insurance confirmation of a minimum of 30,000 euros coverage within Sweden and the entire Schengen zone.
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of your travel to Sweden.
  • A flight itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Sweden.
  • Accommodation proof via Hotel reservation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Sweden or a host's residential address.
  • Medical certificate stating the good health of the applicant.
  • Proof of civil status and ties with the origin country such as a birth or marriage certificate.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Sweden. 
  • A bank statement for the last 3 months before the application period.
  • A return-ticket to Sierra Leone.

Sweden Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Visitor Visa

60.00 (SEK)

Student visa

99.00 (SEK)

Work visa

99.00 (SEK)

Sweden Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Sierra Leone


Location

Address

Sierra Leone

No embassy for Sweden in Sierra Leone. Applicants are advised to go to neigbouring countries to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the best month to visit Sweden?

For warm weather and sunshine, the best time to visit Sweden is from May to September.


What is Sweden famous for?

Sweden is known for its dishes. As part of the tourist attractions, their dishes would go a long way to please tourists or travelers who want to explore.


Can I work while studying in Sweden?

International students with residence permits are allowed to work during the duration of their residence permit. They can also apply for a residence permit to seek employment after having completed their studies in Sweden. This costs SEK 1,000 for adults and SEK 500 for minors.


Is Sweden accessible for travelers with disabilities?

Sweden is accessible for all travelers, including those with disabilities. There are wheelchair ramps in the public transport systems, at many restaurants, hotels, and beaches. To reduce the stress of climbing stairs, you can find several elevators, escalators, and banisters in public spaces, as well as benches where you can rest.