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Passport checks

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

From 1 November 2022 applicants for a 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. 

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok is responsible for applications when the applicant is legally residing in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan or Malaysia. If you legally reside in any of these countries your passport check will be in Bangkok. After you have received an e-mail stating that you should contact the Embassy for a passport check, you may visit the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok during our opening hours. No appointment is needed prior to your visit. 

More information about passport checks is available here

Last updated 31 May 2023, 11.20 AM