Newborn children and people who have never been in the possession of a Swedish passport, ID card or been registered in Sweden must apply for a coordination number before being able to apply for a Swedish passport or ID card. If the guardians to a newborn child have not registered a name, this will be done at the same time.
If you are a resident in Hong Kong or Macau, you can book an appointment to apply for a coordination number at the Consulate. Times available are on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please note that the Consulate only requisites a coordination number if you intend to apply for a passport through the Consulate in Hong Kong. If you are planning to apply for a passport in Sweden you should also apply for the coordination number in Sweden through the police or the Swedish Tax Agency. Please observe that only those residing in Hong Kong and Macau can apply for a coordination number through the Consulate. For those residing in Mainland China, coordination numbers are requisitioned at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing.
Apply for a coordination number in Hong Kong
The following documents are required:
(Please note: It is important you fill in the forms clearly)
Documents in another language than English or Swedish must be translated and confirmed by a notary public.
Process, appointments and handling
You need to book a time at the Consulate to apply for a coordination number. Appointments are booked through emailing email@example.com or by calling +852 2521 1212. If you have booked a time you are required to bring all documents mentioned above to the Consulate. Please make sure that you have booked a time for applying for a coordination number.
The approximate time for the decision to be made by the Swedish Tax Agency on coordination numbers is 8-10 weeks. Once you have been notified of the decision, you may book an appointment to apply for a passport.
* Original documents issued in Hong Kong should have an Apostille Stamp. You can read more about this here: Hong Kong Judiciary - Apostille Service.
For the Macau Apostille Stamp form: Apostille-of-the-Hague-Application-Form.pdf (www.gov.mo)