The new honorary Consulate General of Sweden opened in January 2010, following the closing of the former Consulate General in December 2009. The new Consulate provides assistance to Swedes, as well as to foreign nationals applying for Swedish residence/work permits. The Consulate also conducts cultural, commercial and public affairs to promote Swedish interests in the New York area.
The Honorary Consul General of Sweden in New York is David E. R. Dangoor. The new Consulate reports to the Embassy in Washington DC, and its jurisdiction includes the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Services for Swedes
As of January 4, 2010, all passport applicants must apply in person at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC in order to be digitally photographed and fingerprinted at the time of the application, or apply at a Swedish consulate through the mobile passport service. The Consulate General in New York accepts a applications for regular passports by appointment on certain dates throughout the year, as part of a mobile service administered by the Embassy of Sweden. The dates for 2012 are now available.
In all cases, applicants may choose to pick up newly issued passports and identity cards at the Consulate General in New York. The Consulate General can also issue emergency passports and assist with the registration of names of newborn children, as well as provide assistance to Swedish citizens in consular emergencies or who have been detained or imprisoned.
Visas, Residence and Work Permits
For persons residing in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, applications for residence permits with all required documents may be submitted in person during visiting hours, or sent directly to the Consulate.
All other residence permit applicants should refer to the website of the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC.
As of January 1, 2012, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York no longer accepts applications for all types of Schengen visas. The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC requires the following categories of Schengen visa applicants to submit their applications in person at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC:
-Visiting Family and Friends
-Students - studying for less than 90 days
-Business or Conference - first time traveling to Schengen
All applicants traveling to Sweden for the purposes listed above must contact the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC to schedule appointments to submit their applications in person.
There are, however, exceptions for applicants who are residents of NY, NJ, and CT, and who are either married to an EU-citizen, or are traveling for business/conference and have previously been issued a Schengen visa for this specific purpose.
Cultural, Commercial and Public Affairs
The new Consulate General continues to conduct cultural, commercial and public affairs including coordination and support of events to showcase Swedish culture and promote Swedish interests in the New York area. The Consulate General also provides information about Sweden to the public and media, and facilitates exchange between organizations, companies and institutions in Sweden and the U.S.
To stay informed of Swedish activities and events in the New York area, join the Consulate on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn:
> www.twitter.com/swedennewyork and www.twitter.com/swedennybiz
See here for photos from the Consulate's event and activities: www.flickr.com/swedennewyork
Be included in the Consulate's cultural mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with "Mailing List" in the subject line.