Before applying for a passport the child must be registered in Sweden and issued a coordination number. The Embassy requests a coordination number for the child in connection with the name registration.
The application is free of charge and can be filed at the Embassy in Ottawa or at any of the Swedish Consulates in Canada (at an additional cost). When applying, the child must be accompanied by at least one legal guardian.
The following documents are required, original documents or notarized copies, at the time of application:
Swedish citizenship certificate for a child born before April 1, 2015, to a Swedish father who is not married to the foreign mother.
For the Swedish parent or legal guardian, one of the following documents:
If the legal guardian(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 processing time is approximately 1-2 months if the application is complete.
Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to prove his/her Swedish citizenship and to acquire all the requested documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
For comprehensive information about Swedish citizenship from the Swedish Migration Agency, click here.