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Passports for Adults

In order to apply for/renew a passport or national ID card at the Embassy in Washington DC or at the Consulate General in New York, you must first schedule an appointment online using the links below.

Applicants 18 years or older should bring the below documents when applying for/renewing a passport/national ID-card at the Embassy of Sweden or the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.

You cannot schedule an appointment to apply for a passport unless you already have a personal ID number/personnummer or coordination number.

Required Documents:

  • The form "Verification of Swedish Citizenship" / "Prövning av svenskt medborgarskap" – download, complete and print prior to your appointment. ALLA APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THIS - NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • The old passport, valid or expired. If you never had a passport, a document from the Tax Agency stating your personal ID number/coordination number must be presented instead. 
  • Valid Swedish or American photo ID with clearly visible signature, if your passport has expired or is lost. This is the only additional requirement if your passport has expired. 
  • Original documentation proving U.S. resident status (visa, ESTA or green card) or how U.S. citizenship was acquired (U.S. birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization or Consular Report of Birth Abroad), or certified copy of same. NOTE: A US passport is not sufficient.
  • If the applicant became a citizen of another country through application (naturalization) before July 1, 2001, documentation from the Swedish Migration Agency must be provided to attest to that the applicant has regained Swedish citizenship.
  • Document attesting to retention of Swedish citizenship after age 22 (applicable only to certain applicants born outside of Sweden who never resided there and have not visited on a regular basis.)
  • Citizenship documentation (medborgarskapsbevis) stating the date Swedish citizenship was acquired. Only applicable if applicant was not born a Swedish citizen but became a citizen through naturalization/notification. You can email the Tax Agency servicejouren@skatteverket.se and ask for the date of acquisition, or, if you would like a copy of the certificate, you can order it from the Migration Agency.
  • If you want to change your name in your passport, your application for a change of name must first have been approved by the Swedish Tax Agency.

> The fee for a passport ($192 as of July 1, 2021) can be paid with Visa or Mastercard. Cash in exact change is also acceptable.

> The new passport is normally ready in about 2 weeks. (During the Christmas and New Year's holidays processing times may be longer). The passport must be picked up in person; it cannot be delivered by mail. The old passport must be submitted when picking up the new passport.

> The new passport may be picked up at any consulate/embassy in the world, or at a police station in Sweden for an additional fee.

> For pickup of the new passport at a consulate/embassy other than the one at which the application was submitted, there is a shipping fee payable at time of application and an additional processing fee payable at time of pick-up.

> Do not bring passport photos. All applicants are digitally photographed on site at the time of application.

Schedule Appointment
You can book an appointment several months in advance. Be sure to state your phone number in the following format: +19175550000, no spaces or hyphens.

>Requests for coordination numbers may not be submitted during an appointment scheduled to apply for a passport.

>Did you download and print the form "Verification of Swedish Citizenship"? If not, do it as it must be completed before you arrive to your appointment. 

>Book appointment at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC
Appointments can currently be scheduled until November 30. All available appointments are visible in the calendar; if you cannot see any available slots we are unfortunately fully booked. 

>Book appointment at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York
Appointments in New York can currently be scheduled until November 30. All available appointments are visible in the calendar; if you cannot see any available slots we are unfortunately fully booked. We will open up December for passport appointments on September 20 (between 12noon and 1pm EST).  

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CERTIFIED COPIES
If you choose to submit certified copies of required documentation instead of original documents make sure that that the copy is certified by a notary public as being a "True copy of the original document" (you may not certify it yourself) and carries the signature and official stamp of said notary public. We strongly recommend that you instead bring documents in original when submitting an application.