A child's first passport

Before a child, born outside of Sweden, can apply for a passport, the childs parents (legal guardians) must apply for a co-ordination number ( samordningsnummer , an equivalent of a Swedish personnummer ) and register the child’s name. The current administration process for this is approximately 4-6 weeks. An application for a passport can only be made after a co-ordination number has been created.

1. Application for a co-ordination number
Please note that a co-ordination number is only needed for the application of a Swedish passport or ID-card. If you do not need a passport for the child you can simply register the name of the child by sending a form directly to the Swedish Population Register in Sollefteå. More information can be found under the heading “Newborns”.

An application for a co-ordination number can be made at the Embassy.

Embassy opening hours.

During the application the following rules must be adhered to:

  • The child must be accompanied to the Embassy by both legal guardians.

The following mandatory documents must be brought:

- The form SKV 7750 must be filled out and signed by the child’s legal guardians. The form can be downloaded from Skatteverkets (The Swedish Tax Agency) website found through a link on the right hand side of this page.

- The guardians must prove their identity with a valid passport or photo ID.

- The guardians must be able to prove their parenthood through the child’s birth certificate, and, in cases mentioned below, through a supplementary document.

A registered Swedish woman (the meaning of registered in this context also applies to someone that has been registered in Sweden previously but is currently deregistered from the Swedish population register) who gives birth to a child abroad must be able to prove that she is the birth mother of the child. To corroborate this fact it is not enough to only display a birth certificate; a pregnancy certificate, labor/hospital records or a similar document where it is clearly stated that the woman is the birth mother of the child in question is also required.

- The Swedish parent’s BRP extract from the Municipal Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie Personen (BRP)) clearly displaying the parents Swedish nationality. The BRP extract must not be older than one month.

- If only the father is a Swedish citizen and the parents are married a marriage certificate must be shown. If the parents are not married, see the information Child born to a Swedish Father.  

Note that the request of the coordination number can only take place in connection with a passport application. The Swedish Tax Agency will revoke the coordination number if a passport application is not made within three months after the coordination number is assigned. No reminder regarding the time limit or notice of withdrawal of the coordination number will be communicated to the applicant.

 

2. Application for a passport (Once a co-ordination number has been granted)

The Embassy uses an online appointment booking system for the application of passports/ID-cards; this means that you must book an appointment in advance in order to apply for a passport/ID-card.

Via the online system you can book an appointment.

When applying for a passport for the child the following rules must be adhered to:

  • The child must personally appear at the Embassy along with at least one legal guardian. 
  • The application form “Information for verification of Swedish citizenship” must be filled out before arrival to the Embassy. This form can be downloaded on the right-hand side of this page.

The following mandatory documents must be brought:

  • If the child has become a Swedish citizen through another ways than birth, proof of Swedish citizenship must be shown.
  • Decision about co-ordination number.  
  • The legal guardians must be able to prove their parenthood through the child’s birth certificate.
  • The legal guardians must prove their identity with a valid passport or photo ID.
  • Filled out “Vårdnadshavares medgivande”. The form can be downloaded on the right-hand side of this page.

    Both legal guardians must consent to the application of a passport for the child. If only one legal guardian is able to accompany the child to the Embassy for the application, the accompanying guardian must bring the form "Vårdnadshavares medgivande", filled out by the other legal guardian, along with that person’s passport/ID-card.The signature of the legal guardian unable to attend must be witnessed by two people and the consent must not be more than one month old. If the child only has one legal guardian this must be corroborated, for instance through a Swedish personal identification form or a court judgment that has won legal force.  

Please note that all documents required must in original.

  • The fee must be paid at the time of submission of the application.

Current application fees.

In order for us to process your application all forms required must be submitted.