Swedish travel documents are issued in compliance with the requirements laid down in the EU regulation regarding passport security and biometrics.
The passports and identity cards are equipped with a computer chip which stores the holder's personal data, photo and fingerprints, and are valid for five years.
Further information about Swedish passports and national identity cards is available on the Swedish Police Service website:
Different alternatives for Swedes abroad
Swedish citizens who are resident abroad and who need a new passport or identity card can apply in different ways:
- While visiting Sweden
The quickest and cheapest way is to apply while visiting Sweden. You can contact any passport authority. The fee for a 5 year passport is SEK 350 and for an ID-card SEK 400. Normally, you can pick up the new passport or identity card within a week. It is also possible to collect your new travel document at an Embassy or Consulate, although this takes longer and you will be charged a collection fee (currently SEK 150).
- At a Swedish mission abroad
You can also submit your application at most Swedish embassies abroad. The fee is currently SEK 1 400. Delivery of new travel documents takes between two to six weeks, as passports are produced in Sweden and are sent by courier. Travel documents can be picked up at any passport authority in Sweden or abroad. If you prefer to pick up your passport abroad at another Swedish authority than where you applied, you will be charged a colletion fee (currently SEK 150).
Honorary consulates can only accept emergency passport applications, but it is possible to collect your new regular passport or ID-card at a Consulate. Don't forget to bring your old passport when you collect your new one, and please note you will be charged a collection fee of SEK 150.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATIONS
Everyone applying for a passport or national ID-card must provide proof of identity. The applicant must also provide proof of Swedish citizenship. A newborn/child must be registered and have a Swedish ID-number before they can have a passport. Applicants are advised to consult the staff of the passport authority prior to submitting their application.