Sweden

Sent: den 27 september 2016 16:03
To: Ambassaden Canberra
Subject: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Sweden

 

 Hello

 

Can you please confirm if this bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Sweden that is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.

Re:

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 10

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRSCANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Sweden on Visas and Visa Fees

 

If so, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.

 

Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.

 

Thank you

 

Kind regards

From: on behalf of Ambassaden Canberra-Visum
Sent: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:39 PM
Subject: RE: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Sweden

Dear

That is correct – Australian citizens can enter Sweden for an additional 3 months AFTER the 90 visa free days in the Schengen area has been used and provided that none of the 90 days has been used in any of the Nordic countries of Norway and Denmark.

 

Kind Regards

 

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Visa Assistant

Embassy of Sweden

5 Turrana Street,Yarralumla                                   Telephone: +61 2 6270 2700  

Canberra ACT 2600                                                  Email: ambassaden.canberra-visum@gov.se

www.swedenabroad.com/canberra

E-postsignatur säkerhetsrådskandidaturen

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 10

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

CANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Sweden on Visas and Visa Fees(Canberra 26 September 1951)Entry into force: 1 November 1951AUSTRALIAN TREATY SERIES1951 No. 10

Australian Government Publishing ServiceCanberra

(c) Commonwealth of Australia 1997


[Note from the Australian Minister for External Affairs to the Swedish Chargé d’Affaires ai, Canberra]

ICanberra

26 September 1951

B H Alander, Esq

Chargé d’Affaires

Royal Swedish Legation

CANBERRA

Sir

I have the honour to refer to previous correspondence regarding visas and visa fees, and to inform you that the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is prepared to conclude with the Government of Sweden, an Agreement on the following lines:

1. Swedish nationals possessing valid Swedish passports who desire to enter Australia, whether temporarily or permanently, and whose entry into Australia has been approved, will receive visas for Australia free of charge from the appropriate visa-issuing authorities; such visas in the case of Swedish nationals proceeding to Australia for purposes other than permanent residence, will be made valid for a period of twelve months and good for an unlimited number of journeys to Australia within that period.

2. Australian citizens, possessing valid Australian passports, who desire to enter Sweden as bona fide non-immigrants may enter Sweden for periods of less than three months without obtaining a visa.

3. The present agreement shall take effect on 1 November 1951.

4. Either party may at any time give to the other party written notice of its desire to terminate the agreement. The Agreement shall be terminated three months after the date of such notice.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood:

(a) That the abovementioned provisions do not exempt Swedish nationals entering Australia and Australian citizens entering Sweden from the necessity of complying with the Australian and Swedish laws and regulations concerning the entry, residence, whether temporary or permanent, and employment of aliens; and

(b) that travellers who are unable to satisfy the respective immigration authorities that they comply with the laws and regulations referred to in the immediately preceding sub-paragraph are liable to be refused permission to enter or land.

If the foregoing provisions are acceptable to your Government, I have the honour to suggest that the present Note and your confirmatory reply thereto be deemed to constitute and evidence the Agreement reached between our two Governments.

I have the honour to be, with high consideration, Sir, Your obedient servant,

[Signed:]

R G CASEY

Minister of State for External Affairs


[Note from the Swedish Chargé d’Affaires ai, Canberra, to the Australian Minister for External Affairs]

IIRoyal Swedish Legation

Canberra

26 September 1951

The Right Honourable R G Casey CH, DSO, MC

Minister of State for External Affairs

CANBERRA

Sir

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your note of today’s date regarding visas and visa fees by which you have informed me that the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is prepared to conclude with the Government of Sweden, an Agreement on the following terms:

[Here follows text as printed under I.]I am authorised to state that my Government agree to the foregoing provisions and to the suggestion that your note under reference and this reply should be deemed to constitute and evidence the Agreement reached between our two Governments.

I have the honour to be, with high consideration, Sir, your obedient servant,

[Signed:]

BO ALANDER

Chargé d’Affaires a.i.