There are two options when looking to apply for/renew a passport - apply in Sweden or or at an embassy/consulate abroad. The quickest and cheapest way is to apply for/renew a passport/ID card while visiting Sweden. The fee in Sweden is SEK 350 for a passport and SEK 400 for an ID card. To apply in the U.S., the fee is $165. You can choose to pick up the new passport either in Sweden or at an embassy/consulate abroad.
New Passport Regulations as of April 15, 2016
New passport regulations were introduced on April 15, 2016, to further enhance secure passport issuance:
> Swedish citizens may only be issued three regular passports during a 5-year period
> A regular passport will be cancelled when a temporary passport is issued
> The geographic validity will be limited on a temporary passport (this does not apply to regular passports)
> Validity for passports issued to children under 12 will be lowered from five to three years.
Option 1 - Apply for a passport while visiting Sweden
You can contact any passport office in Sweden for information, please see the website of the Swedish police: polisen.se
Normally, you can pick up a new passport or ID card within a week when applying in Sweden. It is also possible to pick up your new passport/ID card at an embassy or consulate abroad for an small additional fee (e.g. in New York) as long as you have a valid passport to travel back on.
Please note that you are required to present the same documents when renewing your passport/ID card in Sweden as you would be in the U.S., e.g. naturalization certificate/U.S. birth certifiate/Consular Report of Birth Abroad for dual citizens; birth certificates and marriage certificates for parents of minor applicants; green cards, etc.
Option 2 - Apply for a Passport/ID Card Abroad, e.g. in New York
As of January 1, 2016, Swedish citizens can apply for passports and national ID cards at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. Appointments are booked online. As of February 1, 2016, the fee is $165. We are located at One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, 40th floor.
In order to apply for/renew a passport or ID card you must first make an appointment through our online booking system (see below). You must apply for a passport/ID card in person; you cannot apply by mail. You will pick up your new passport/ID card in person as well – at the Consulate General in New York, the Embassy in Washington DC, any honorary consulate in the U.S. or other embassy/consulate in the world, or even at a police station in Sweden. Passports/ID cards for minors must be picked up by a legal guardian.
Children, and other applicants, who do not already have a Swedish passport will have to acquire a coordination number before applying for passports/ID cards.
> Application for Coordination Numbers
Book Well in Advance
We recommend that you book your appointment well in advance, especially when approaching peak travel season. Make sure to give yourself a good margin before your passport/ID card expires or you need to travel. Many countries require a passport to be valid for 3 or 6 months to be be allowed entry. Please note that appointments can be made 1-2 months in advance. Processing time is normally about 2 weeks. Each applicant must have an appointment; a family of four must book appointments for four persons.
Please note that all applicants must print, complete and sign the form "Verification of Swedish Citizenship/Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap", and also make sure to have all other necessary documents before you book an appointment - see below.
Detailed information regarding required documents is listed under “Passports/ID Cards for Adults" and “Passports/ID Cards for Minors” in the menu on the left. The link to the online booking system can also be found there.
Online Booking System
You will find the link to our booking system under “Passports/ID Cards for Adults” and “Passports/ID Cards for Minors,” at the bottom of the page.
In case of an emergency, the Consulate can issue a temporary/emergency passport for a Swedish citizen within a day. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Pickup of New Passports/ID Cards in Person
A person who is applying for/renewing a new, regular passport or national identity card must make two personal visits. The first visit is to apply in person and the second to pick up the passport or identity card when it is ready. You must bring your old passport/ID card to be able to pick up your new passport/ID card. If you do not bring it, you will be unable to pick up your new passport and you need to return another day.
When picking up your passport in New York - When you have been notified that your passport is ready, you will need to make an appointment to pick up your passport. Building security requires that all visitors have scheduled appointments.
In the U.S., new passports and identity cards may be picked up at any honorary consulate, in addition to at the Consulate General in New York and the Embassy in Washington DC. For pickup of the new passport/ID card at a location other than the one where the application was submitted, you must also pay an additional shipping fee (depending on destination, payable at time of application) and a distribution fee of $20 (payable at pickup).
Required Documents for All Applicants
All applicants for passports or national identity cards must provide proof of identity, as well as proof of Swedish citizenship. Applicants are advised to consult the Consulate’s website before their appointment.
> Book appointment to apply for/renew a passport for an adult
> Book appointment to apply for/renew a passport for a child (under 18)