Application - general information

Application for a new Swedish passport is made at the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong. For residents or travellers in Mainland China application can be made either at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing or at the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai.

With the new application process, introduced in 2007, you no longer have to bring passport photos. Everything is made at the Consulate General and you just bring your old valid passport.

Note: Passport Applications are accepted on Thursdays and Fridays by appointment.

You book your appointment here:
Online appointment booking system

On the left you find instructions for applications for:

Applications are sent electronically to Sweden for passport production. The finished passports are dispatched weekly to the foreign missions.

The processing time is usually 2-4 weeks. It can sometimes take a bit longer. We recommend you apply for a new passport in good time before you need it.

An alternative fast and cheap way is to renew the passport in connection with a visit to Sweden. You can contact any passport authority and the fee is currently SEK 400. You can normally get your new passport within a week.

The Consulate General in Hong Kong is open for passport collection Mondays and Tuesdays, 9-12am.

For applicants who were born abroad and have never resided in Sweden, special rules regarding nationality applies. Please check the information on the Swedish Migration Agency's website.