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A large country in Scandinavia which has Stockholm as its capital. It shares land borders with Norway and Finland.

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Sweden Schengen visa: Visitor or Tourist

I along with my mother, sister (married) and her son (< 6 years) are planning on going to Sweden and I am not sure which visa type should I apply to Tourist or Visitor. Visa check list source: ...
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How can I travel to Sweden with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA?

I am an asylee in the United States. I am from Afghanistan and have an Afghanistan passport, but because I was granted asylum, I am not able to use my Afghanistan passport. I have an I-131 refugee ...
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In Kiruna, can I rent coats and similar clothes for cold weather?

Is there any place in Kiruna where they rent clothes for the cold? I'm planning to travel there in March 2024.
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Indian with Sweden work permit. What are the visa requirement for a Republic of Ireland visit?

I have a valid work permit and have been working in Sweden for 6 months. I want to visit the Republic of Ireland. What is the visa requirement for this?
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Can I provide a written invitation for someone who will stay with me in Sweden country if they are arriving through Denmark?

When entering Sweden directly through an airport such as Arlanda, there's an option to provide a "written invitation" in case the person does not fulfil the monetary entry requirements of a ...
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Ferry prices in Åland islands [closed]

What is the cheapest way to travel from Sweden to Finland and vice versa with ferries through Åland islands?
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What exactly are the requirements for the "written invitation" from a family member or friend required for entering Sweden without a visa?

Looking at Migrationsverket's article about entering Sweden without a visa, it states that if you don't fulfil the 450 SEK per day requirement, you can alternatively provide a "a written ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

I'm considering to travel from Helsinki (Finland) to Stockholm (Sweden) on the direct overnight ferry on a Friday night on the Silja Symphony, but I'm worried about the reputation of those ferries as ...
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Getting onto the Kungsleden at Hemavan

Looking for some advice on the easiest way to get to Hemavan from Stockholm using public transport. I plan on walking South to North along the Kings trail. Aiming to start my walk in late June.
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I am confused regarding the Visa Free Travel [duplicate]

Please could anybody clarify visa free travel? I was issued a work permit by Sweden as I was employed as a singer on a Swedish cruise line for 90 days, I returned to the uk on the 90th day and want to ...
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Is it possible to change any Euro notes in Sweden at all? Can't find anything about it

I've got 50 euro notes but from everything I've googled I get 0 answers on whether or not it's even possible. FOREX seems to say they don't offer any euro to SEK exchange in years. Is there any ...
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Two parallel diagonal lines on a Schengen passport stamp

I recently (after January 1st) traveled from Sweden to Croatia and the Croatian authorities drew two diagonal lines on the exit stamp that the Swedish border authorities put in my passport. Could you ...
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What are the rules regarding importing sweets from the USA into Sweden as an individual?

I'm going back to Sweden from a trip to the USA, and I'm wondering what the rules are regarding bringing sweets back to Sweden. I've found an EU document detailing what you are allowed to import[1] ...
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Night train booking cancelled by SJ — any rights to alternative transportation or accommodation?

SJ is cancelling a bunch of SJ EuroNight bookings due to issues with authorisation of available sleeper cars. What are my rights when my booking is cancelled? I'm travelling from northern Norway to ...
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Can you travel around Lake Vättern (Sweden) by public transport? [closed]

I am planning a relaxed weekend trip near Skövde and I thought of staying at Jönköping and then visiting some places around the lake shore, such as Hjo, Vadstena, Granna, even Visingsö... This is a ...
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Can I get compensation if I missed a connection between trains in Sweden?

I attempted to travel from Värnamo to Jönköping on a Sunday using the timetable downloaded from this page (the actual timetable PDF seems to have been taken down). Due to a delay of the incoming ...
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Swedish poste restante - which postcode and collection point?

I am moving to Stockholm and need to use the poste restante service. The PostNord website says senders should put 'poste restante' in the address line, followed by the postcode and town. It then says, ...
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How far can I travel outside Stockholm with unlimited 24-hour TravelCard (Map)?

I'd like to buy a (time-based) unlimited Travel Card for the public transport system in Stockholm, Sweden. But it's unclear exactly how far around the center of Stockholm that this card will be valid ...
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Staying after residency permit expires - Sweden [closed]

My residency permit for Sweden expires on the 17th of June, but I am wanting to stay for longer after this date. Can I utilise the 90 day rule from the 17th and on, or do I have to leave Sweden on ...
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Schengen visa Sweden, applied short term visiting family or friend. Can I still do remote work during weekdays?

To give an overall idea. I am planning to meet my friend who's residing in Sweden (non-EU). He has all sort of documents like work permit, accommodation agreement and all. My whole itinerary will be ...
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Tax Free shopping in Sweden departing from Copenhagen with a stopover in Helsinki

I want to use global blue tax free shopping in Sweden, but the goods should be presented to the customs officer when leaving the country. How to do this in practice as passport will be checked in ...
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What does "I30 SEK" mean?

I noticed this sign: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Astrid_Lindgrens_World_Entrance.JPG The "40 SEK" part makes sense. It means 40 Swedish kronor to park. But then it ...
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Can you be denied entry to Schengen zone if you hold a valid D visa?

Only reason I'm asking this question is that I want to fly home to the US to visit family in early February, but my current D visa (Spain) expires mid-March. I am approved for a residence permit in ...
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Traveling in Schengen before and after expiry of Swedish residence permit

I entered the Schengen area on my visa free (Canadian) passport and stayed for two months in Schengen countries, and applied for a temporary residence permit in Sweden to extend my total stay in ...
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As a Swedish traveller travelling to the USA, what and when will I need to provide to prove that I'm fully vaccinated and tested?

I will be travelling from Sweden directly to the USA under the current travel restrictions. I understand that at the moment, this requires you to be fully vaccinated. What's not clear however is how I ...
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The name of parents in my passport do not match the names in their passport. What is the process for visitor visa to travel to Sweden (Schengen)?

I am from India and currently working and staying in Sweden with a permanent residence permit. Due to clerical mistakes and mistakes in translating the names from local language to English, the names ...
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Visitor's stay prolongation refusal: deportation or just a refusal?

If I would like to apply to extend my current stay in Sweden (I do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area), so that I thus request a visitor permit while inside Sweden to stay beyond the standard ...
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Can I fly to Stockholm from Copenhagen if I'm from the UK?

There's currently an entry ban from non-EEA countries into Sweden. It's due to expire on the 31st October, but it has been extended before and I find it likely that it will be extended again. If I'm ...
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Is it possible to exchange a 500 euro bill in Sweden?

Just yesterday I went to a Forex bank branch (as I thought no other bank dealt with cash in Sweden) in an attempt to exchange a few 500 euro bills for kronas. And I could not, and the clerk said that ...
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Medical exam for student visa in Sweden

I'm currently visiting Sweden, and I need to undergo a medical exam to finalize my application for a student visa for Cyprus (namely, the needed checkups are tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, C, ...
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Sending resumes in Sweden while being a visitor there

I have been sending resumes to various companies, including to those located in Sweden, while living outside of Sweden. Now I'm planning to take a trip to Sweden for a short while, not to work, but ...
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Can NOK and SEK be used interchangeably in the border regions?

In the past, when CAD and USD were in parity, places near the border had both coins circulated mixed together, that when I paid with CAD banknote I would very often receive changes with CAD and USD ...
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Do Indian citizens residing in Malaysia need entry permit to enter Sweden after Swedish work permit is approved? [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen working and residing in Malaysia. I am moving to Sweden for a job. I remember that when I moved to Malaysia from India I got a single entry visa to enter Malaysia because Indian ...
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Buying tickets and finding the train station at the Copenhagen airport [duplicate]

Soon I will have to travel to Malmö, Sweden by train from the Copenhagen airport. However, it will be my first time at the Copenhagen airport and I have no clue what to do. So I was wondering whether ...
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Covid19 rapid antigen test in Sweden for foreigners

I am a non-Swedish EU citizen travelling in Sweden. To return to my home country, I require a negative Covid19 rapid antigen test. Is it easy got get tested and what are the costs?
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Swedish train operators that allow assembled bikes

Is there an overview of train lines which carry bicycles without having to disassemble them? I traveled by train from Malmö to Gothenburg last year and it was super easy to take the bicycle with me on ...
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Best jacket for Sweden? [closed]

I'm going to do an erasmus in Skovde (Sweden) for 6 months, starting in August, and I'm wondering what kind of jacket would be the best. I don't know if a ski jacket would do the job or if its better ...
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Return to Schengen after rejected temporary visitors permit

This is a very specific question. I apologize for how long and over-detailed it is, but I'm trying to make this as clear as possible. On January 31st 2020 I arrived in Sweden to stay with my now-...
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Proving sibling relationship

My sister's Swedish Visa was refused. My elder brother is a Swedish citizen and wanted to sponsor her, but the embassy said there is no proof that they are siblings, despite the fact that they bear ...
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Leaving Sweden with a different passport?

Can I leave Sweden in August (by plane to Spain), showing my Argentinean valid passport even though I entered Sweden with a Spanish passport? Or is it that they won't let me board the plane? I have ...
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Travel to other EU countries for my work when my work permit visa is in process in Sweden

I have applied work permit visa application in Sweden. I finished my MS in Sweden in January 2020. My employer is registered in Sweden. For the job requirement I need to travel to Germany, but my ...
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Can you bring an e-scooter on-board MTRX trains?

I've looked through the page about luggage at their website but there's no mentioning of e-scooters. Does anyone know if they're allowed?
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Revolut closing account abroad? [closed]

I opened my Revolut account 2 years ago in the UK (at that time it was only for residents in the UK). I moved last year to Sweden to study… I never informed Revolut. My problem is that my passport ...
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Mosquito season in Swedish Lapland

This summer I want to hike along the Kungsleden, a trail in Swedish Lapland. The trail cross wet forests and swamps and I have read that in these places mosquitos and other insects are a nightmare ...
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Is it possible travelling Sweden WITHOUT credit or debit card?

I've heard that in Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg), you can only pay for public transportation by credit/debit card, or an app on your phone. As an electronic payment hater, is it possible to travel ...
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When is FlixTrain coming to Sweden?

As one who is travelling between Gothenburg and Stockholm all the time I can't wait for the FlixTrains to arrive. The service was supposed to be launched early this year but I haven't heard anything ...
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Should you sit in the back or the front of Swedish taxis?

In most American movies the passengers sit in the back. Is this also the case in Sweden or is it fine to sit in the front passenger seat? Also, the typical London taxi doesn't even have a front ...
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Declaring items from US (snacks, etc.) when flying to Denmark and travelling to Sweden from there?

So as the title states, I'm wondering how it works if I were to bring some snacks (mostly chips/crisps, drinks, candy) from the US all the way back to Sweden. This is my first trip flying, so I'm ...
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Are there specific hours when Kiruna airport is open or is it open 24/7?

I'm going to be in Kiruna, Sweden. I will arrive to the town late and I have a flight at 6 am. It does not make sense to me to book hotel for a couple of hours. Are there specific hours when Kiruna ...
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Validity of Schengen Visa after first visit [duplicate]

I have a valid Schengen visa which was used for a business trip to Sweden in Oct 2019. It's valid upto 1 year and is a type 'C' visa with multiple entries allowed. Now, I want to visit Italy(maximum ...
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