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First-time Passport Application for Child

Passport applications for children under 18 who have never previously had a Swedish passport must first apply for and obtain a Swedish ID-number (samordningsnummer) from Skatteverket. Once the ID-number has been obtained, the following is required for a child applicant when applying for a new passport.

The child must be accompanied to the Embassy by his/her legal guardian. If legal custody has been granted to one parent or to another person, legal proof of guardianship must be submitted with the application.

If only one of the parents can accompany the child, the written consent by the other parent must be submitted as well as a copy of his/her valid passport or other photo-ID with a signature. Important that the signature on the written consent match the signature on the passport/ID!

The following documents are required

Other valid photo ID of the child or bring a passport photograph in color. (Verification of identity)

Child's full birth certificate, stating mother and father in original with an apostile (legalized document).

How to get the document legalized with an apostile with Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Birth notification from the hospital (to show who gave birth to the baby)

A copy of parents' marriage certificate if the father is Swedish but not the mother and the baby is born before April 1, 2015 

Parents must prove their identity by showing valid passport or other photo-ID

Decision by the Swedish Migration Agency of the Swedish parent on the retention of Swedish citizenship if there is a risk that the Swedish parent lost his/her Swedish citizenship at the age of 22.

Read more  about losing or retaining Swedish citizenship, Losing or retaining citizenship - Migrationsverket

All copies should be certified either by the embassy from an original document.

The application fee is paid by Visa or MasterCard at the Embassy when you apply, 

For information about application fees, see the heading Consular & migration application fees.

The new passport is normally ready for collection about 2-4 weeks from the time of application, collection by appointment only.

The passport must be collected by one parent/ legal guardian and may not be delivered by mail. (see below for collection at a consulate).

Application forms



Collection of the passport at a Consulate

The new passport may be collected at the Swedish consulate in Cape Town, Windhoek or Gaborone. For collection at a Consulate, there is an additional shipping and processing fee, see the heading "Consular & migration application fees".

Book an appointment (Booking is via the Swedish Migration Agency’s website)

Last updated 05 Jun 2023, 2.09 PM