The Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi
is pleased to announce the opening of their Visa Application Centre operated by
VFS Kenya Ltd. in Nairobi. The site provides information on procedures
applicable to Kenya residents who wish to apply for a Schengen Visa not
exceeding 90 days to travel to Sweden. However the Resident Permits and visa
exceeding 90 days, has to be submitted directly to the Embassy of Sweden in
The visa applications are to be submitted at the Sweden Visa Application Centre
in Nairobi. All applications will be assessed by Embassy of Sweden, located in
Please Note: All applicants should submit their visa
application in person at the Visa Application Centre.
We therefore under no circumstances accept nor receive couriered or mailed
applications. We shall be forced to return the couriered or mailed application
at the senders cost via the same courier or mail company.
Submission of Application 0800 – 1500 hrs (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays
Passport Collection 1000 – 1530 hrs (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays
For Prospective Applicants
Applicants who wish to apply for a visa are requested to kindly read the
information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to
help you prepare your documents accurately. This will reduce the risks of your
application being incomplete or from it taking a longer time to being
Please note that you may be required by the Embassy to appear for a personal
interview, prior to a decision being taken on your application. Please
make sure you submit the correct email and phone number in order for the
Embassy to reach you if needed.
The processing time will be at least 15 days for all visa categories.
The period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calender days in individual cases when further scrutiny of the application is needed. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.
According to the Visa Code art. 9:1 the application may be submitted, at the earliest, three months before the planned entry date into the Schengen area.
Kindly note that VFS will entertain queries regarding the status of your visa application during the process.
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ –
do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa
application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a
visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no
say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process,
as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of Sweden.
||Please go to the link “All about your visas” to understand details of various
Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the
Visa Application Centre / Embassy of Sweden, Nairobi
||Applications for visa to Sweden are accepted at the Visa Application Centre.
If you have already submitted an
application for a visa at the Visa Application Centre you can track your
You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of
Birth. Please click here