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First-time passport application for a child

All passport applicants must visit the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa to be digitally photographed and fingerprinted on site at the time of the application. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from fingerprints. Please note that passports for children under the age of 12 are valid for 3 years. Appointments must be booked in advance.

Applications for children under 18 who have never previously had a Swedish passport must first apply for and obtain a coordination number. This application can be filed at all Swedish consulates in Canada in addition to the Embassy in Ottawa.

Once the Coordination Number (samordningsnummer) has been obtained, the child can apply for a passport. The passport can only be applied for at the Embassy in Ottawa. Appointments must be booked in advance by clicking here.

Please be mindful of provincial restrictions due to the pandemic and only book an appointment if you are in urgent need of a new passport.

The child must be accompanied by a legal guardian and the following documents, original documents or notarized copies, are required at the time of application:

  • Written consent of both parents, on a separate form Guardian's consent form. If legal custody has been granted to one parent or to another person, legal proof of guardianship must be submitted with the application.
  • Completed form "Information for verification of Swedish citizenship".
  • Official Birth Certificate issued by the province and showing the names of both parents.
  • Passport (or other valid photo ID with clearly visible signature) of both legal guardians.
  • Copy of parents' marriage certificate, if only the father is a Swedish citizen and the child is born before April 1, 2015. A child born after April 1, 2015 automatically becomes a Swedish citizen if one of the parents is a Swedish citizen.

If the Swedish father is not married to the foreign mother and the child is born before April 1, 2015, you need documentation from the Swedish Migration Board stating that the child is a Swedish citizen.

  • The Swedish parent(s) proof of Canadian resident status when the child was born: valid visa, Permanent Resident Card or Canadian Citizenship certificate issued after July 1, 2001. If the parent(s) gained Canadian citizenship before July 1, 2001, documentation from the Swedish Migration Board must be provided to certify that he and/or she has regained Swedish citizenship before the child's birth.

The application fee is payable by debit card, credit card or in cash at the time of application. 

The new passport is normally ready in approximately 1-3 weeks from the time of application. It must be picked up in person by a legal guardian or the applicant, if he or she is 15 or older and has been permitted by the legal guardian to do so at the time of application and it has been duly noted.

The passport may be picked up at the Embassy in Ottawa or at any Swedish Consulate in Canada (at an additional cost).

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to prove his/her Swedish citizenship and to present all the requested documents.