On November 1, 2022, the Swedish Migration Agency introduced new procedures for stricter ID and passports controls in connection with applications for residence permits. Since then, all applicants of a residence permit are required to visit the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC in-person, before the Swedish Migration Agency can grant a decision on the application.
To make ID and passport controls more accessible for student and work permit applicants of American and Canadian citizenship, or other visa exempt citizen, Swedish authorities have decided to provide POP-UP ID and passport controls in four American cities and one Canadian city in December 2023. These POP-UP ID and passport controls will be conducted by staff from the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC.
POP-UP ID and passport controls are only applicable for American,
Canadian, and other visa exempt nationalities residing in the US or
Canada, that have applied for a resident permit for the purpose of studying or working in Sweden.
Applicants of other nationalities and applicants of other types of residence permits (family ties, for example) are not eligible for these POP-UP ID and passport controls. Family tie applicants, and non-visa exempt nationalities, still have to visit the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC to submit their biometrics and conduct an interview before entering Sweden.
Locations and dates