Name and Coordination Number
To be able to apply for a passport for a child born abroad, your child must first have been assigned a coordination number. An embassy/consulate will request a coordination number based on the child's name application, which is submitted in person at an embassy/consulate. Processing time is about 6-8 weeks.
The application is free of charge and can be filed at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. and all Swedish consulates in the U.S. The child must be present when the application is filed, and must be accompanied by at least one legal guardian/parent. Processing time is 6-8 weeks.
The Embassy of Sweden is closed for visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak but assists in consular matters, such as passport applications, by appointment only. The Consulate General opened for appointments on June 19.
> Keep in mind that if you do not plan to apply for a Swedish passport for your child, you do not need a coordination number! You can then instead send a name application directly to the Tax Agency.
The following documents are required:
- Name application form SKV 7750, signed by both legal guardians and by the applicant, if she or he is 12 or older. Please download and print.
- Legal proof of guardianship, if legal custody has been granted to one parent or to another person.
- Child's original birth certificate, clearly stating the names of both parents.
- Complete adoption documents in original, including court decree and original birth certificate, if the child was adopted.
- Swedish passport for Swedish citizen parent.
- Valid photo ID with clearly visible signature for a foreign citizen parent, e.g. passport or driver's license. Please note that ID for both parents must be presented.
- Documentation proving U.S. resident status (U.S. visa/ESTA or green card) or U.S. citizenship (U.S. birth certificate/ U.S. Certificate of Naturalization/ U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad) for Swedish parent:
- U.S. birth certificate (in original) for any Swedish citizen parent who was born in the U.S.
- Certificate of Naturalization (in original), if a Swedish citizen parent has become a U.S. citizen by application (naturalization).
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad (in original), if a Swedish citizen parent, born outside of the U.S., acquired U.S. citizenship at birth through a U.S. citizen parent.
- Original marriage certificate, if parents are married.
- Paternity acknowledgment, if parents were not married at child's birth.
- Additional proof of birth in original, if the mother (regardless of citizenship) was registered as residing in Sweden (folkbokförd) when the child was born, e.g. hospital records, signed official letter from doctor/hospital attesting to the birth, etc. A birth certificate alone is not sufficient.
- A notification form for Swedish citizenship must be submitted for any child born outside of Sweden prior to April 1, 2015, to an unmarried Swedish father and foreign citizen mother, who did not marry later on. Such a child did not automatically acquire Swedish citizenship. This form (available in Swedish only) can be submitted at the same time as an application for a coordination number. The fee is $18. Children born abroad after April 1, 2015, to an unmarried Swedish citizen father and foreign mother acquired Swedish citizenship at birth and there is no need to file the notification form.
Submitting documents in person
Please use the links below for more information regarding how to submit the required documents in order to obtain a coordination number at different locations in the U.S.:
>Submit your documents to the Embassy in Washington DC during regular opening hours. No appointment necessary.
>Submit you documents to the Consulate General in New York - by appointment only.
To schedule an appointment at any other consulate in the U.S., please contact the consulate in question directly. List of service fees.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CERTIFIED COPIES
If you choose to submit certified copies of required documentation instead of original documents, please make sure the copy is certified by a notary public as being a "True copy of the original document" and carry the signature and official stamp of said notary public. You cannot yourself certify the copy. We recommended that you bring original documents of all required documentation, including IDs.