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Emergency passport

If you suddenly need to travel and do not have a normal valid Swedish passport you can apply for an emergency passport. An emergency passport is normally valid for one journey and for the duration of that journey. However, the maximum validity for an emergency passport can be up to seven (7) months.

If you apply for an emergency passport at the Embassy in Pretoria; here are the requirements; (if you apply for an emergency passport at the Swedish consulate in Cape Town see further below)

  • The Embassy is open for emergency passport applications on Wednesdays between 9-12 and Thursdays between 14-16. If it concerns urgent applications please call 012 – 426 6400.
  • All applicants must be digitally photographed on site at the time of application. No longer necessary to bring photos!
  • A valid [airline] ticket for your onwards journey.
  • Valid photo-id (if available).
  • A police report if your passport has been lost or stolen.
  • The application fee can be paid at the time of application by Visa or MasterCard, or in advance to the Embassy's bank account (bring the proof of payment).

Banking details

  • Bank: Nedbank Account name: Embassy of Sweden Account no: 1602 346 933 Branch code: 160245 Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria Reference: Applicants surname and initial.

Additional requirements for a person under the age of 18:

  • The child must be in a possession of a Swedish personal identification number.
  • Written consent of both parents/legal guardians (not older than one month prior of time of application).
  • If legal custody has been granted to one parent or to another person, legal proof of guardianship must be submitted with the application.
  • Passports (or other valid photo ID with a clearly visible signature) of both parents/legal guardian(s), or a notarized copy of same.

Link to online-booking for emergency passport

If you apply for an emergency passport at the Swedish Consulate in Cape Town; here are the requirements;

  • Please call the Consulate for opening hours.
  • Application forms are available at the Consulate in Cape town.
  • Bring two (2) recent passport photos; size 45mmx35mm (colour or black/white).
  • A valid [airline] ticket for your onwards journey.
  • Valid photo-id (if available).
  • A police report if your passport has been lost or stolen.
  • Application fee must be paid in advance to the Embassy of Sweden's bank account and bring receipt at time of application.

Banking details

  • Bank: Nedbank Account name: Embassy of Sweden Account no: 1602 346 933 Branch code: 160245 Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria Reference: Applicants surname and initial.

Additional requirements for a person under the age of 18:

  • The child must be in a possession of a Swedish personal identification number.
  • If under 18 years old; written consent of both parents/legal guardians (not older than one month prior of time of application).
  • If legal custody has been granted to one parent or to another person, legal proof of guardianship must be submitted with the application.
  • Passports (or other valid photo ID with a clearly visible signature) of both parents/legal guardian(s), or a notarized copy of same.
Last updated 16 Jan 2018, 4.14 PM