Required for specific countries to visit Sweden for business/conference purpose or to visit family and friends. http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Washington/Visit-Sweden/Visa-Information/
VFS Global handle these applications. Make an appointment online: http://www.vfsglobal.se/USA/
Then visit a VFS Global office with the required documents and to do the biometrics. The VFS Global Houston address is: 700 Milam Street, Suite 13000, Houston, TX 77002 Phone: 832-212-8815
If you obtained a visa to visit Sweden or another European Schengen country within the last 5 years, you may be able to apply through regular mail. See http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Washington/Visit-Sweden/Visa-Information/ and http://www.vfsglobal.se/USA/for more information.
Before applying, please contact us at the consulate for advice. Also see: http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Washington/Study-in-Sweden/Applying-for-a-residence-permit-to-study-in-Sweden/
Residence /Work Permit
Residence /work permit applications are handled by the Swedish Migration Agency: https://www.migrationsverket.se/
The consulate in Houston will perform residence/work permit interviews once the Migration Agency has notified you. The interviews are by appointment only.
You will also find useful info at: http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Washington/ look under ‘Visit Sweden’