Please be informed that the call center agents can see exactly the same calendar as you in your profile and cannot schedule you any earlier appointments. Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the need for the Consular section to prioritize services for U.S. citizens and immigrant visa processing the nonimmigrant visa unit have had very limited services for more than two years, creating an extensive backlog for visa services. Please be informed that the U.S. Embassy in Sweden has a very limited emergency appointment availability. They are only approving emergency appointments for humanitarian emergencies and cases which are in the national interest of the United States, including: H visas associated with food production, medical professionals, and individuals traveling to the United States as air or sea crew.

Demand for student visa appointments will exceed appointment capacity due to staffing shortages and COVID-related backlogs. As a result, we urge all those students who can take advantage of this interview waiver program to do so. For students who can travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) or with another valid visa but have not yet done so, you may consider taking a short trip prior to your school start date, so that you may qualify for the mail in option. There will not be sufficient student visa appointments available to meet the summer 2022 demand.


The U.S. Embassy in Sweden does not process applications for refugee or asylum status in the United States. We request you to refer to the below link for more information about seeking refugee or asylum status.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) may be able to provide support to Ukrainians in Poland. Please refer to this link for more information. Additionally, you may also refer to this link for more information on resources available for Ukrainians in Poland, provided by the government of Poland. You may visit this link for questions about Humanitarian Parole into the United States.


Select here to learn more about certain individual petition-based visa applicants who are now eligible for waiver of interview.


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the Novel Coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


Secretary Blinken, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 24 months were eligible for an interview waiver. The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period to 48 months. This policy is in effect until December 31, 2021. This change will allow consular officers to continue processing certain nonimmigrant visa applications while limiting the number of applicants who must appear at a consular section, thereby reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to other applicants and consular staff. Travelers are encouraged to review the website of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for detailed information on what services are currently available as well as eligibility information and instructions on applying for a visa without an interview.


The U.S. Mission to Sweden understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


As of March 16, 2020, the United States Embassy in Sweden is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/se/se-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Sweden. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Sweden.