Sweden is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe. It has an area of 449,964 km2 and shares land borders with Norway and Finland. The country connects with Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. Its 9,837,533 residents are known as Swedish or Swedes.

Sweden signed the agreement in 09 December 1996 and started implementing it later on 25 March 2001.

In 2017, Swedish embassies around the world received and processed 248,347 visa applications.