New rules for passport check

02 Nov 2022

The Swedish Migration Agency introduces new rules for better passport checks for residence permit applicants.

Applicants for a first time residence permit must show their passport at an in-person visit before the Swedish Migration Agency can grant a permit. The Migration Agency will contact affected applicants to schedule an appointment with the Embassy or Consulate General for passport and identity control.

If you have only been asked to show your passport you are welcome to schedule an appointment with the Migration Section either by email: You can also call us at: 0701 197 9062, between 2 and 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday. If you have been asked to contact the Embassy for an interview and passport check you can schedule an appointment to do them at the same time. 

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Last updated 02 Nov 2022, 10.10 AM