In order to apply for/renew a passport or 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 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.
As of April 15, 2016, the validity of passports for children under 12 is 3 years instead of 5 years. Children aged 12 and older will continue to be issued passports valid for 5 years. More information about the new passport regulations is available on the Swedish version of our website.
You must read the instructions below prior to making an appointment! Please print this page for your reference.
> At least one parent/legal guardian must accompany the child to the appointment. The child must personally appear at the Consulate to apply for a passport.
> 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 are applying for passports, two appointments must be made.
>Each applicant must complete the form "Verification of Swedish Citizenship/Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap" - see link to the right.
>For all minor applicants the form "Guardians’ Certificate/Vårdnadshavares medgivande" must also be completed and signed by both parents/legal guardians - see link to the right.
If you come to your appointment without the required documents, we will be unable to process your application. You will need to schedule a new appointment.
1) 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. Both legal guardians must sign the form. You must print out and bring the completed and signed form to your appointment! If you come to the Consulate without this form completed and signed, you will not be able to apply for a passport, and you will need to reschedule your appointment.
2) The form “Guardians’ Certificate/Vårdnadshavares medgivande” (see link to the right) must be completed and signed by both legal guardians. NOTE: The form must be witnessed by two separate persons; the same witness may not sign two times. (One legal guardian may not witness the other legal guardian’s signature). It does not need to be notarized.
3) You must bring the child’s Swedish passport, or, if applying for the first passport, document from the Tax Agency listing the child’s personal identification/coordination number. If the passport has been lost, another form of valid photo ID (Swedish or American) should also be presented.
4) Proof of the child’s immigration status in the U.S.; green card or U.S. visa/ESTA, or if also a U.S. citizen, U.S. birth certificate/Consular Report of Birth Abroad/Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship.
- If a child was born outside of the U.S. but acquired U.S. citizenship at birth through his/her U.S. citizen parent(s), please bring the child’s original Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which was issued by the U.S. embassy/consulate in the country of birth. Copies may be ordered from the U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov
- If the child became a US citizen by application (naturalization), the parents must bring their Certificates of Naturalization in original, as well as their Swedish passports.
5) Birth certificates in original for all children born outside of Sweden must be submitted.
6) Valid photo ID for both legal guardians/parents with clearly visible signature must be presented - we require that all Swedish citizen parents bring their Swedish passports. If one parent is unable to accompany the child to the appointment, we still need to see the non-appearing parent’s ID in original, or a notarized copy of it (any copy must be certified by a notary public as being a "True copy of the original document" and carry the signature and official stamp of said notary public. A copy where a parent/legal guardian, in the presence of a notary, certifies that the document is a true copy is not sufficient for our needs).
7) Swedish parents/legal guardians must also present one of the following: U.S. visa/ESTA, green card, Certificate of Naturalization, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or U.S. birth certificate.
8) Parents’ marriage certificate, if married, must be presented.
9) If a child’s name has been changed, the name change must already be registered with the Swedish Tax Agency for the child to be able to apply for a passport in the new name. For more information, see Change of Name.
10) If one parent has sole legal custody of a child, please provide a court order to that affect, or other documentation to prove s/he is the sole legal guardian.
11) If a Swedish citizen child became a U.S. citizen (or a citizen of any other country) by application (naturalization) before July 1, 2001, documentation from the Swedish Migration Agency must be presented to certify that the child has regained Swedish citizenship - "Medborgarskapsbevis". If you have misplaced it, please request a new copy from the Migration Agency. NOTE: A child born in the US aquired US citizenship at birth and this requirement is thus not applicable to them.
12) If a child was not born a Swedish citizen, but instead became a Swedish citizen by application (naturalization) or notification (anmälan), please present documentation from the Swedish Migration Agency to that effect. If you have misplaced it, you may request a new copy from the Migration Agency, or email the Tax Agency to find out the exact date: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the date when the child became a Swedish citizen must be stated on the passport application form! NOTE: Most children born outside of Sweden to Swedish citizen parents were born Swedish citizens and this requirement is thus not applicable.
Fee and Pick Up
As of February 1, 2016, the fee is $165. A legal guardian may pick up the passport/ID-card for a minor without the child being present at the consulate. 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 destination). You will in that case 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!), no personal checks please.
Keep in mind!
> Please print this page for your reference. Remember to bring the forms "Verification of Swedish Citizenship/Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap" as well as the form "Guardians' Certificate" - both completed and signed!
> 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.
> The booking system allows you to schedule appointments about 1-2 months in advance. Currently it is possible to schedule appointments until the end of March, 2018, no later.
> 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). Appointments are made only for those who actually apply for passports, not for accompanying family members.
>Book appointment here to apply for/renew 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 forms "Verification of Swedish Citizenship/Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap and "Guardians' Certificate/Vårdnadshavares medgivande". (Choose the option "ansök om pass/ID-handling/apply for a passport/ID card" in the drop down menu.)