From 2022, Canadians who travel to Sweden will need to apply for ETIAS before setting off. The ETIAS visa waiver will be a requirement not just for Sweden, but for all the countries in the Schengen Area. It will not change the visa-free status of Canadians but will still be mandatory.
The online application for the ETIAS visa waiver for Sweden should only take 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Applicants will need to meet all the ETIAS requirements for Canadian citizens which will include:
- Having a valid passport
- Completing the application form
- Paying the application fee via credit or debit card
Once approved, the visa waiver will allow travellers to enter all the countries in the Schengen over a period of 3 years. The maximum amount of days the visa waiver will permit is 90 within any 180-day period.
How can Canadians apply for ETIAS for Sweden
Applying for an ETIAS for Sweden visa waiver will be straightforward. Canadian applicants will just need to complete the online form by entering the required information which includes personal details (name, address, date of birth etc.), passport information, and travel plans.
ETIAS is being introduced to improve security in the region, so there are also some security-related questions. All the information is screened using security databases before applications are approved.
Applicants will need to make sure all the questions have been answered fully, accurately, and openly. Any errors or missing information could cause delays in the process or even denials in rare cases.
The final part of the ETIAS application is payment. To submit the application, it will be necessary to pay the issuance fees by entering credit or debit card details (including the card number, expiry date, and CVV/CVC number).
ETIAS visa waiver applications will be processed very quickly, normally within 24 hours of submission. Approved visa waivers will be sent to travellers by email (to the email address provided on the application form.)
Travelling to Sweden from Canada with the ETIAS visa waiver
After receiving an approved ETIAS visa waiver, Canadians will be able to travel to Sweden and all the other 25 countries in the Schengen Area. To enter the zone, travellers will need to present their ETIAS registered passport. It is, however, recommended to keep a printed or digital copy of the visa waiver ready at all times during the trip.
The ETIAS visa waiver will be valid for a period of 3 years and will allow the traveller to spend up to 90 days within any 180-day period in Sweden and the rest of the region.
Tourist information for Canadians visiting Sweden
With a population of 10 million, Sweden is the largest Nordic country. It borders Norway and Finland and is also connected to Denmark via the bridge of Oresund. The Baltic Sea is to the east and the northern tip belongs to the Arctic.
The country’s landscapes are wild and diverse, ranging from dense, green forests to frozen ice glaciers. However, most tourists spend the majority of their time in the 3 largest cities in the south of the country: Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmo.
The best time to visit Sweden is during the summer months (May to early September). Visitors should be aware that the amount of daylight varies depending on the region and the time of year. In the far north, the sun does not set in June but in the winter there is very little light.
Swedish embassies and consulates in Canada
Swedish Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Address: 377 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Canada, ON K1N 9N8.
Telephone: (+1) (613) 244-8200
Fax: (+1) (613) 241-2277
Swedish Honorary Consulate in Calgary, Canada
Address: C/o Fraser Milner Casgrain, Bankers Court, 15th Floor, 850 – 2nd Street SW, Calgary, Canada, AB T2P 0R8.
Telephone: (+1) (403) 268 6899
Fax: (+1) (403) 268 3100
Swedish Honorary Consulate in Edmonton, Canada
Address: 13614, 100 Avenue Edmonton, Canada, AB T5N 0H9.
Telephone: (+1) (780) 886 2501
Fax: (+1) (780) 642 8705
Swedish Honorary Consulate in Halifax, Canada
Address: 1300-1969 Upper Water Street, Purdy’s Wharf Tower II, P.O. Box 730, Halifax, Canada, NS B3J 2V1.
Telephone: (+1) (902) 491 11 50
Fax: (+1) (902) 425 63 50
Swedish Honorary Consulate in Montreal, Canada
Address: 1000 de La Gauchetière Street West, Suite MZ 400, Montreal, Canada, QC H3B 0A3.
Telephone: (+1) (514) 397 44 44
Fax: (+1) (514) 875 62 46
Swedish Honorary Consulate General in Quebec, Canada
Address: 70 Dalhousie Street, Suite 300, Québec, Canada, QC G1K 4B2.
Telephone: (+1) (418) 640 44 37
Fax: (+1) (418) 523 53 91
Swedish Honorary Consulate in Regina, Canada
Address: 1801 Hamilton Street, Suite 800, Regina, Canada, SK S4P 4B4.
Telephone: (+1) (306) 565-6500
Fax: (+1) (306) 565-6565
Swedish Honorary Consulate General in Toronto, Canada
Address: 2, Bloor Street West, Suite 2109, Toronto, Canada, ON M4W 3E2.
Telephone: (+1) (416) 963 87 68
Swedish Honorary Consulate in Vancouver, Canada
Address: 1480-1188 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, Canada, BC V6E 4A2.
Telephone: (+1) (604) 683 58 38
Swedish Honorary Consulate in Winnipeg, Canada
Address: 692 Mission Street, Winnipeg, Canada, NB R2J 0A3.
Telephone: (+1) (204) 233-3373
Fax: (+1) (204) 258-4029