The Embassy will order Swedish ID numbers for newborns and persons who have never had a Swedish passport, national ID card or been registered with the Swedish Population Register. It is necessary to have a Swedish ID number before you can apply for a passport/national ID card. If the parents/guardians have not registered the name of the child, this will be done at the same time.
Please note. For a child born before 1 April 2015 to a Swedish father and a non-Swedish mother and where the parents are not legally married they must first submit a Notification of Swedish citizenship.
The Embassy will only order an ID number if you intend to apply for a Swedish passport/national ID card via the Embassy in London. If you intend to apply for a passport/national ID card in Sweden, you should apply for the ID number in Sweden. This is done through the Swedish Police or Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). The Embassy is only able to order ID numbers for Swedish citizens.
The Embassy has a new online booking system for Swedish ID numbers. We will release new appointments in the booking system each Friday (unless a bank holiday) sometime between 9am-12noon.
If you plan to travel to Sweden do consider applying at the Swedish Police. Please contact the police before your travels to find out what documents to provide and if you need to book an appointment.
If you apply at a Swedish Consulate check the opening times directly with the Consulate.
Bring the above mentioned documents. Please make sure that you have booked an appointment for ID number.
The processing time is, at present, around 10-12 weeks.
When you receive the decision you can book an appointment for passport
If you were born before 1 july 1979 please contact the Embassy on email@example.com