In order to apply for/renew a passport or national ID card at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York you must make an appointment online. You can find the link to the booking system below, at the bottom of the page.
Please note that you cannot apply for/renew a passport if you do not already have a Swedish personal ID number - personnummer - or a coordination number. You cannot apply for a coordination number and a passport at the same time.
> For information regarding new passport regulations as of April 15, 2016, please see the Swedish version of our website.
You must read the instructions below prior to making an appointment! Please print this page for your reference.
>If you want to make an appointment for a minor applicant (under 18), please visit “Passports/ID Cards for Minors” for instructions and to make an appointment through our online booking system.
>Each applicant must have an appointment; a family of four must book appointments for four persons but only if all four are applying for passports. If only two family members are applying for passports, only two appointments should be made.
>Each applicant must complete the form "Verification of Swedish Citizenship/Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap" - see link to the right.
Please note that if you come to your appointment without the required information, we will be unable to process your passport application, and you will need to schedule a new appointment.
1) Please print, complete and sign the form “Verification of Swedish Citizenship/Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap (see link to the right). This form is available in Swedish and English. You must print and bring the completed and signed form to your appointment! All applicants must complete this form - no exceptions!
2) You must bring your current Swedish passport, even if it has expired (or, if you have never had a passport, or lost it, bring a “personbevis”, or other document from the Swedish Tax Agency stating your personal/coordination number, and you must also bring another form of valid photo ID -Swedish or American).
3) If you have changed your name, your name change must already be registered with the Swedish Tax Agency for you to be able to apply for a new passport in the new name. For more information, see Change of Name. Be sure to bring a “Personbevis” (an Extract from the Swedish Population Register) listing your new name to your appointment.
4) Proof of immigration status in the U.S.; green card or U.S. visa/ESTA (or, if a U.S. citizen, U.S. birth certificate/Consular Report of Birth Abroad/Certificate of Naturalization).
5) If you were born in the U.S., you are required to present your U.S. birth certificate in original.
6) If you have become a U.S. citizen by application (naturalization), you must bring your Certificate of Naturalization in original. Your U.S. passport is not sufficient.
- If you were a minor at the time of your naturalization, please bring your parent’s Certificate of Naturalization AND your birth certificate, both in original, along with a copy of your Swedish parent’s Swedish passport.
7) If you were born outside of the U.S. but acquired U.S. citizenship at birth through your U.S. citizen parent(s), please bring your original Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which was issued by the U.S. embassy/consulate in your country of birth. Copies may be ordered from the U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov.
8) If you became a U.S. citizen (or a citizen of any other country) before July 1, 2001, you must present documentation from the Swedish Migration Agency to certify that you later regained your Swedish citizenship - "Medborgarskapsbevis". If you have misplaced it, please request a new copy from the Migration Agency.
9) If you had to request to retain your Swedish citizenship after age 22, you must bring the decision from the Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) granting your retention of Swedish citizenship. Please note that this is only applicable to applicants who were born outside of Sweden and who have never resided in Sweden. If you have misplaced it, please request a new copy from the Migration Agency.
10) If you were not born a Swedish citizen, but instead became a Swedish citizen by application (naturalization) or notification (anmälan) as a child or an adult, please present documentation from the Swedish Migration Agency to that effect – “Medborgarskapsbevis”. If you have misplaced it, you can request a new copy from the Migration Agency. You can also find out the date of aquisition from the Tax Agency: firstname.lastname@example.org. You are required to state the date you became a Swedish citizen on your application! NOTE: Children born outside of Sweden to Swedish citizen parents are, with a few exceptions, Swedish citizens since birth and thus this requirment is not applicable to them.
Fee and Pick Up
As of February 1, 2016, the fee is $165. If you prefer to pick it up at one of the honorary consulates in the U.S., an additional shipping fee is added (exact cost depends on the destination). You will also be required to pay a distribution fee of $20 when you pick up the passport. We accept credit/debit cards (VISA or Mastercard only) or cash (exact change only!), no personal checks please.
Keep in mind!
> Please print this page for your reference. Remember to bring the form "Verification of Swedish Citizenship" (Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap) completed and signed.
> Each applicant must have an appointment; a family of four must book appointments for four persons (but only if all four are applying for passports). Only those who are applying for passports need appointments.
> The booking system allows you to schedule appointments 1-2 months in advance. Currently it is possible to schedule appointments until the end of December, 2017, no later.
>You do not need to bring a photo as photos are taken digitally during your appointment.
>Processing time for a new passport is about 1-2 weeks.
>We are located at One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, 40th floor.
> Please note that it is not possible to apply for a passport without a personal ID number - "personnummer" - or a coordination number.
>Book appointment here to apply for a passport or national ID card at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. By doing so you confirm that you have carefully reviewed all instructions above, and have completed the form "Verification of Swedish Citizenship/Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap". (Choose the option "ansöka om pass/apply for a passport/ID card" in the drop down menu.)