In order to ensure the health and safety of our community, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York will be closed to visitors as of March 23 until May 1, 2020. All appointments, including passport appointments, scheduled between March 23 and May 1, are cancelled. Those who have made an appointment during this time period have been contacted directly. Appointments scheduled on, or after, May 4, 2020, are currently not affected. Any updates regarding our opening hours will be posted on our website and communicated directly to those effected. Please note that if your passport is already expired when applying for a new one, the only additional document necessary is another form of valid photo-ID (Swedish or American). For urgent needs for temporary emergency passports, or if you are in an emergency situation and need urgent assistance, please email us or call - firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 212-583-2560. As of April 7, our phone hours will be 10am - 1 pm, Monday - Friday.
Do you need to renew/apply for a passport or national ID-card, or pick up a new one? Information can be found under:
Do you have questions regarding Swedish citizenship? Please see:
Did you just have a baby and want to apply for a name and get a Swedish passport? First you need a coordination number:
Due to building regulations, all visitors to the Consulate General in New York must schedule an appointment through our online calendar, regardless of what business you need to conduct (except to vote):
Please note that all visa and residence permit applications are handled by the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC. The Consulate General of Sweden cannot offer any assistance in these matters.
The Consulate General of Sweden in New York does not arrange or officiate wedding ceremonies. Swedish citizens may get married at the Church of Sweden in New York, or at the Office of the City Clerk.
Before getting married in New York, whether in a religious or civil ceremony, you must first obtain a marriage license from the New York City Marriage Bureau at The Office of the City Clerk.
For up-to-date rules and procedures regarding marriage licenses and ceremonies, please contact the New York City Marriage Bureau directly.
To get married at the Church of Sweden in New York, you must be a member of the Church of Sweden. Make sure to schedule the wedding ceremony well in advance.
There is a totalization agreement between Sweden and the U.S. that help improve Social Security protection for people who work or have worked in both countries and eliminates double coverage to avoid the payment of taxes to both systems.
You can access the totalization agreement online at the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration:
If you live in the United States and wish to apply for Swedish pension or retirement benefits, visit or contact your nearest U.S. Social Security office:
If you have already applied to collect Swedish pension or retirement benefits but have questions about payments or service, contact the Swedish Pensions Agency in Sweden via email or at the address and number indicated in the box on the right.
The income tax treaty between Sweden and the U.S. is available at the website of:
> The Internal Revenue Service (PDF)
What can the Consulate do for Swedish citizens in its consular district in a crisis situation?
> Information on emergency assistance (in Swedish)
Do you want to apply for a visa or a residence permit, or schedule an interview? Please contact the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC. The Consulate General in New York does not handle any kind of migration matters.
>Adult/Non-credit Swedish Language Instruction at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU SCPS). Classes normally take place at Scandinavia House.
>Svenska kyrkan i New York (The Church of Sweden in New York) - for both children and adults. Contact them directly for more information:
>Swedish in New York - private Swedish classes for adults and children
Swedish for Children in NY, NJ and CT:
> SWEA New York (Swedish Women's Educational Association)
>Svenska kyrkan i New York (The Church of Sweden in New York)
> Svenska mammor (Swedish Moms)
>Föreningen Svenskar i Världen (SVIV)
>Other Swedish Programs - for adults and children
>Swedish Proficiency Test - TISUS and Swedex
TISUS and Swedex are standardized tests that measure proficiency in the Swedish language.
The Test in Swedish for University Studies (TISUS) is intended to establish eligibility for Swedish-language university studies. TISUS is used as a final test in many preparatory Swedish courses, but it is also open to others with previous knowledge of Swedish. TISUS includes reading comprehension, oral presentation and written composition.
The test is given twice a year in Sweden and abroad, including a number of test locations in the United States. Test registration and payment is administered centrally in Sweden by the Department of Scandinavian Languages (Institutionen för nordiska språk) at Stockholm University.
If you are interested in taking the TISUS test in the United States, please contact Stockholm University to arrange for a date at a U.S. location. It is not possible to arrange to take the test by contacting the Consulate General of Sweden in New York directly; registration must be done through Stockholm University.
Swedex is a new series of examinations that measure Swedish language competency for non-native speakers. An emphasis is placed on verbal communication and practical language application. Co-funded by the European Commission and co-organized by Folkuniversitetet and the Swedish Institute, the standardized Swedex examinations became available in Sweden and throughout Europe in autumn 2004.
NOTE: Swedex does not establish eligibility for Swedish-language university studies.
Are you thinking about moving back to Sweden from abroad? Swedes Worldwide (Föreningen svenskar i världen -SVIV) has gathered some useful information on their website:
> Föreningen svenskar i världen: www.sviv.se
STiNA - Swedish Translators in North America