Applying in Sweden
The cheapest and quickest way of applying for a passport is to do so during a visit to Sweden. Normal processing time is a week and the fee for a 5 year passport is SEK 350 and for an ID-card SEK 400.
You can apply for your passport in Sweden and collect it at the Embassy/Consulate in the UK provided that you have a valid passport for your journey back.
Should you wish to collect your new passport at the Embassy or a Consulate in the UK, there is an additional fee of SEK 150, equivalent to £12, payable to the office where you collect your new passport.
If you came to the UK before 1998 you will need a Letter of Non-acquisition of British citizenship. See under Please note further down the page for information on how to obtain it.
Always contact the passport office in Sweden in advance for information on which documents are needed and opening times. For further information please see:
Swedish passports/national ID cards
Applying at the Embassy
The Embassy of Sweden in London is the only office in the UK where you can apply for a passport/ID-card.
You must make an appointment online to apply for or renew a passport.
The passport section at the Embassy deals with a great number of applications. We ecommend that you book your passport appointment at least eight weeks before you want to apply.
Please note before you book.
When you have booked your appointment you will receive and e mail with your reference number and a link to cancel/rebook. Please save the mail – without the reference number and link you will not be able to cancel/rebook your appointment.
If you need multiple appointments you must book several separate slots.
If no booking slots are shown it means we are fully booked. The Embassy opens new bookings 2-3 months in advance.
The fee for an ordinary passport is SEK 1 400, equivalent to £107 and must be paid when you apply for your passport. You can pay in cash or by bank card. Card payment preferred. We do not accept cheques.
If you wish to collect your passport at a Swedish Consulate in the UK, there is a postage fee of £ 7, payable to the Embassy and an additional fee of £12, payable to the Consulate when you collect your new passport. Fees for passports/ID cards might vary from time to time due to fluctuations in the exchange rate.
Processing time and Collection
The processing time is normally about 2 weeks and you must collect your passport in person at the Embassy or at a Consulate. Don't forget to bring your old passport when you collect the new one.
The passport must be collected within three months or it will be invalidated and the fee forfeited.
There is no need to book an appointment to collect your passport but you must come during the hours shown below. It is not possble to collect passports from the reception.
Times to collect your passport
Mon 9-12 and 2-3, Tues 9-12, Wed closed, Thurs 9-12, Fri 9-12
- A completed application form. The form must be filled in when you come for your appointment. Without it we can not accept your application.
The application form can be can be downloaded under Documents on the right hand side of this page.
- Your previous passport. (We will not keep the passport during the processing time.)
- If your passport has been lost or stolen, this must be reported to the police and the police report submitted to the Embassy when you apply.
- Should you be unable to show your previous passport, please bring, if possible, a valid photo ID to prove your identity.
- If you have never been a resident of Sweden, please bring your birth certificate. The certificate should state names of both parents.
- A Letter of Non-Acquisition of British Citizenship
If you left Sweden before 1 January 1998, you need to prove that you have not applied for and been granted British citizenship. You only need to apply for a letter of Non-Acquisition of British Nationality once. Keep it safe as you might be required to show it again when you apply for a passport in the future.
The above does not apply if you obtained your British citizenship automatically through one of your parents. For further information see under Please note below.
- All documents must be submitted in original and the application form must be filled in.
- We take biometric photos and fingerprints at the Embassy as part of the application process
- All ordinary Swedish passports are biometric and valid for five years.
- Letter of Non-Acquisition of British Citizenship
If you left Sweden before 1 January 1998, you need to submit a letter of - Non-Acquisition of British Citizenship when you apply for, or renew a Swedish passport/ID-card. This applies whether you apply in Sweden or at the Embassy in the UK. A passport application cannot be approved until the passport section has seen the letter.
Keep your letter of Non-Acquisition of British Nationality safe as you might be required to show it again in the future.
Please make sure you apply for a letter of Non-Acquisition of British Citizenship in good time before applying for a new passport.
The above does not apply if you obtained your British citizenship automatically through one of your parents.
How to apply:
Fill in the application form
Fill in the payment form.
The cost is under – Other – in the list
Send application and payment with recorded delivery to:
Department 101, UK Visas and Immigration, The Capital, New Hall Place,
Liverpool, L3 9PP
- Swedish Nationals who have lived in the the Republic of Ireland before 1998 should contact: INIS Department of Justice, Euality & Law Reform, HeffernaN House, Dundrum Road, Tipperary Town.
Tel:062 325 00 Lo Call 1890 252 854
- Passports are issued according to the information available in the Swedish Population Register. If in doubt, particularly about your names and place of birth, please check your details in the register before you apply for a passport.
You may contact the Population Register (Folkbokföringen) at Skatteverket, by phone 0046 8 564 85 160 or visit the website of the Swedish Tax Agency
Swedish Tax Agency
- The Embassy can not accept an incomplete application.
- You can renew your passport at any time during it's validity and also once it has expired.
Opening hours and contact.
Scheduled passport appointments and collection:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 - 12 am. Monday also 2-3pm
Emergency passports: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9-11 am
The passport section will require evidence of urgency for an Emergency passport.
Telephone and e-mail:
General passport queries (no appointments):
Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-3 pm on telephone 0207 917 6410
Always give your full Swedish ID - number (personnummer) when you phone or e mail the passport section. Without your ID number we cannot find you in the system.
We have many callers so you might prefer to e mail your query
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org