U.S. Embassy in Stockholm Consular Section Closed from January 18 until February 8: Consular and visa services at the U.S. Embassy Stockholm will be closed from January 18 until February 8 for critical renovation work. During the closure, we will continue to process visa applications and services that do not require an in-person interview, such as diplomatic and official visas, mail-in visa renewal cases, and National Interest Exceptions for valid visa holders and ESTA travelers. Processing times for these services may be longer than normal. When we resume limited visa services, priority will be given to humanitarian emergencies and F/M/J student and exchange visitor visa applicants. Routine visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm remain suspended due to COVID-19. If you have a life or death emergency and require visa services from January 18 to February 5, please email us at email@example.com for assistance.
If you have an existing visa appointment, you can manage your visa appointment by logging in to your account. While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable when we resume services, there will be increased wait times for completing such services due to ongoing substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2022.
The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.
See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.
What is a Visa?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.
(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).
If you need help with your visa application or want to learn more about how to obtain a visa in order to travel to the United States, please contact our customer service center.
English and Swedish speaking agents are ready to assist you from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local Swedish time and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time in the United States.
Visa application services call center agents are able to assist you via email, telephone or chat. The call center is closed weekends as well as Swedish and American national holidays, as observed by the U.S. post.
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Customer Service Statement
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
- We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
- We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
- We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
- We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
- We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
- We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
- We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
- We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.
Furthermore, if you are a:
- Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
- Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
- Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
- Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
- Complete your application fully and accurately.
- Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
- Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.