Application for Coordination Number and Registration of Name
A child applicant who has never had a Swedish passport must first be added to the Swedish population register by applying for a coordination number.
The application is free of charge and can be filed at all Swedish consulates in the US and at the Embassy in Washington. The child must be accompanied by at least one legal guardian.
The following documents are required:
- Name registration form SKV 7750, signed by both legal guardians and by the applicant, if she or he is 12 or older.
- Legal proof of guardianship, if legal custody has been granted to one parent or to another person.
- Child's original birth certificate, issued by the state's Vital Records Office, and clearly stating the names of both parents (or notarized copy thereof - see below for important notice regarding notarized copies).
- Swedish passport for Swedish citizen legal guardian(s) (or notarized copy thereof - see below for important notice regarding notarized copies.).
- Valid photo ID with clearly visible signature for a legal guardian that is not a Swedish citizen, e.g. passport or driver's license (or notarized copy thereof - see below for important notice regarding notarized copies.).
- Original documentation proving U.S. resident status (valid visa or green card) or U.S. citizenship (naturalization certificate AND U.S. passport) of Swedish legal guardian(s), or notarized copy of same. Please note, if a Swedish citizen legal guardian has become a U.S. citizen by application (naturalization), the Certificate of Naturalization must be presented - in original or a notarized copy thereof (see below for important notice regarding notarized copies.)
- Certificate of Naturalization, if a Swedish citizen parent has become a U.S. citizen by application (naturalization).
- Documentation from the Swedish Migration Board, if the legal guardian(s) gained U.S. citizenship by application before July 1, 2001, to certify that he and/or she has regained Swedish citizenship.
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad, if a Swedish citizen parent, born outside of the U.S., acquired U.S. citizenship at birth through birth abroad to a U.S. citizen parent, his/her certificate of Consular Report of Birth Abroad must be presented - in original or a notarized copy thereof (see below for important notice regarding notarized copies.)
- Original marriage certificate, if parents or legal guardians are married (or notarized copy thereof - see below for important notice regarding notarized copies.).
- Notarized copy of Acknowledgement of paternity, if parents were not married at the time of child´s birth.
- Proof that the mother carried and gave birth, if the mother was registered in the Swedish population registry at the time of the child´s birth, you need to submit proof that the mother carried and gave birth to this child, a letter from the midwife/doctor who delivered your baby (this is in addition to the birth certificate).
- Processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NOTARIZED COPIES
If you choose to submit notarized copies of required documentation instead of original documents (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, certificate of naturalization, passports, etc), please note that the 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 you yourself, in the presence of a notary, certify that the document is a true copy is not sufficient for our needs. The Consulate General in San Francisco recommends that you bring original documents along with regular photocopies of all required documentation, including passports, when submitting an application to our office.