In the U.S., you can apply for/renew a passport or a national ID card at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, or at the Consulate General in New York.
Please note that a verification of Swedish citizenship is conducted every time you apply for a passport. The instructions on this website apply regardless if you apply for a passport for the first time of if you are renewing an existing passport.
The Consulate General in New York is closed for visitors between March 23 and April 17 due to the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to open for visitors on April 20, depending on the ongoing situation.
Book Well in Advance
We recommend that you apply for/renew a passport/national ID-card well in advance, before it expires or you need to travel. Many countries require 3 or 6 months validity of passports for entry. Please note that appointments can normally be made up to 2 months in advance.
Applying while visiting Sweden
Swedish citizens can also apply for/renew a passport/national ID card while visiting Sweden. You apply at a police station. This is quicker and cheaper than applying abroad – the passport fee in Sweden is SEK 350 compared to SEK 1600 abroad (payable in local currency), and a national ID-card is SEK 400 compared to SEK 1600 abroad.
Information is available on the website of the Swedish police:
Normally, you can pick up a new passport (or national identity card) within a week when applying in Sweden. It is also possible to request to pick up it up at an embassy or consulate, at an additional fee, as long as you have a valid passport to travel back on.
Passport validity when traveling to the U.S.
Sweden and the U.S. has an agreement that states that a Swedish passport need only be valid for the duration of the trip when traveling to the U.S. More information regarding U.S. visas and ESTA is available from the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm.
Swedish passports and national identity cards are biometric, i.e. a
computer chip is inserted containing a digital photo and fingerprints. All
applicants must be digitally photographed and fingerprinted on site at the time of the application.