In Case of Emergency
What can the Consulate General of Sweden in New York do for Swedish citizens in it's consular district (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island och Vermont) in a crisis situation?
Please note that the different Swedish consulates in the United States, as well as the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, have no role in evacuations or rescue operations as these matters are solely handled by American authorities. However, if you have a personal emergency within our consular district (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island och Vermont), you may contact the Consulate General at 212-888-3000 (new phone number as of October 18 will be 212-583-2560), or send us an email: email@example.com.
In case of an emergency involving a Swedish citizen outside of office hours, please contact the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC at 202-467-2600 and follow the instructions.
In the U.S. many catastrophic situations are caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. In the southern parts of the country storms and hurricanes occur frequently during the fall from September to November, and some also reach Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
There are a number of websites which will help you prepare for all kinds of emergencies, including weather related ones:
To avoid unnecessary searches, and to reduce the worry among your family and friends in Sweden, the Embassy advises all Swedish travelers in the U.S. to immediately contact your loved ones back home and let them know what your situation is.
>If you lose your passport, the Consulate may be able to issue an emergency passport. Please call or email us to schedule an appointment.
>If you find yourself without sufficient funds, often family and friends can help out by wiring money through Western Union or MoneyGram.
>If you are a victim of a violent crime, please contact us via phone or email.
>If you have a legal situation, the Consulate can provide a list of lawyers in the Tri-State area. Please email us and we will send you the list.
Keep in mind that as a guest in a foreign country, you are subject to local laws, rules and customs. Each country is a sovereign nation. Sovereign nations cannot interfere with each other's legal systems, judiciaries, or law enforcement.