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Minimum bank statement for Sweden Schengen visa from Pakistan in 2024

Are you from Pakistan and dreaming of exploring Sweden’s beautiful islands, deep forests, and tall mountains? You will need a Schengen visa first but do not worry. I am here to help! This guide will show you the simple steps to apply for your visa and explain how much money you will need for your trip. Get ready to experience the stunning views and adventures Sweden has to offer!

Understanding the Schengen Visa

A Schengen visa allows tourists to visit Sweden and other Schengen Area countries for a short period. It is specifically designed for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Whether you want to see the Northern Lights or explore Stockholm’s archipelago, this visa is your gateway to a memorable adventure.

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Where to Apply?

As of June 19, the Swedish Embassy has designated the processing of Schengen visa applications for Pakistani and Afghan nationals, as well as residents legally living in Pakistan, to VFS Global. Applicants must submit their visa applications at one of the following VFS Global centers:

  • Bangkok
  • Yangon
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Manila
  • Cebu
  • Jakarta
  • Bali
  • Phnom Penh
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Singapore

These centers are equipped to guide you through your application process smoothly.

Financial Requirements

One of the key requirements for a Schengen visa is proving financial stability. This is to ensure that visitors can support themselves during their stay in Sweden. Applicants must provide bank statements from the last six months as part of the visa application.

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Minimum Daily Required Amount

The Swedish Embassy mandates a specific daily budget for visitors to prove they can bear the cost of their stay in Sweden. Here are the details:

  • Daily Requirement: EUR 80 per day
  • Example for a 30-day stay: You must show at least EUR 2,400 in your bank account, which is equivalent to approximately Rs 700,000 as per the latest exchange rate (1 Euro = 299.9 Pakistani Rupees as of April 4, 2024).

This requirement ensures that tourists have sufficient funds to cover their expenses without encountering any financial difficulties during their visit.

Preparing Your Visa Application

To start your visa application, gather the following documents:

  • A valid passport with at least two blank pages and it should be valid for at least three months beyond your intended stay in the Schengen Area.
  • Completed and signed visa application form.
  • Recent passport-sized photographs.
  • Travel itinerary including return ticket booking.
  • Proof of accommodation for your stay in Sweden.
  • Travel insurance covering medical expenses up to 30,000 Euros.
  • Bank statements for the last six months.

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Make sure each document complies with the requirements set by the Embassy to avoid any delays in your application process.

Additional Tips for Applicants

  • Apply Early

It is advisable to apply for your visa well in advance of your planned travel date to accommodate any unforeseen delays in the processing.

  • Check for Updates 

Always check the latest information from the Swedish Embassy or VFS Global to stay updated on any changes in the visa application process or requirements.

Conclusion

Visiting Sweden offers an opportunity to explore a nation known for its natural beauty and vibrant cultural heritage. By understanding the visa requirements and preparing accordingly, Pakistani nationals can ensure a smooth application process. Remember to meet all financial requirements and gather all necessary documents before heading to your nearest VFS Global center. Happy travels!

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