Alien's passports

A valid travel document is needed for anyone who wishes to travel to visit or live in Sweden. Most passports count as valid travel documents. However, some, for example Somali passports issued after 1991, are not accepted by Swedish authorities and can therefore not be used as identification when entering Sweden. A visa or a residence permit is not a travel document in itself and does not alone constitute sufficient documentation to allow someone to enter Sweden.

Those who do not hold a valid travel document may apply for an alien's passport.

Somali citizens that are in no possession of a valid travel document and who have been granted a visa or a residence permit in Sweden must apply for an alien's passport. Those who will or have applied for a visa or residence permit and still are waiting for a decision may also apply for an alien's passport.

The normal processing time is approximately 3 months. Applicants who have been granted a visa or residence permit and have applied for an alien's passport must wait until the alien's passport is approved and issued . Applicants who do not want to wait for another three months after the possible approval of their visa or residence permit application, may opt to apply for the alien's passport at the same time as they apply for the visa or the residence permit.

The application fee for an alien's passport applies to everyone and cannot be refunded to the applicant, even if their visa or residence permit applications are refused.

For information about fees and payment go to "about us" on the menu to the left. To apply for an alien's passport please print and fill out the form "application form for aliens passport" that can be downloaded from the link to the right on this page. Please also make an appointment by calling the embassy during its phone hours. If you also are applying for a visa or a residence permit, kindly let the officer receiving your call know so that these two applications can be done during the same appointment.