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Embassy of SwedenWashington, USA

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Time and Locations for POP-UPs of ID and Passport Controls

26 Jun 2023

POP-UPs for ID and passport controls to be conducted in July 2023 in the US and Canada for visa exempted applicants who applied for student or work permit. These POP-UP ID and passport controls will be conducted by officials from the Swedish Migration Agency along with staff from the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC.

Locations and dates

Applicants who want to have their ID and passport controlled by the POP-UP team do not need to book an appointment in advance. If you meet the criteria, you are welcome to visit the mobile teams at the below dates and locations.

  • Vancouver, Canada

July 3, 2023 at 2pm – 5pm, the Swedish Consulate

July 4, 2023 at 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm, University of British Columbia

  • San Francisco, University of California Berkeley

1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA (Classroom 213)

July 5, 2023 at 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

July 6, 2023 at 9am – 12pm

  • Los Angeles, University of California Los Angeles

11372 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA

July 7, 2023 at 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

  • Houston, Rice University

6100 Main Street, Houston, TX (Lovett Hall, Entrance A, main administration building)

July 10, 2023 at 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

July 11, 2023 at 9am – 12pm

  • Chicago, DePaul University (July 12) and
    Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Chicago (July 13)

July 12, 2023 at 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
DePaul University, 14 East Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL (Suite 411, Study Abroad Office)

July 13, 2023 at 9am - 12 pm
Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave 19th floor, Chicago, IL. Applicants visiting the Consulate on July 13, will have to schedule an appointment at with name and email due to the building security regulations. You will receive a registration email, use this email with your US passport when checking in with the building reception.

Background information
On November 1st 2022, the Swedish Migration Agency introduced new procedures for stricter ID and passports controls in connection with applications for residence permits. Since November 1st, 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 mid-July 2023. 

Additional information can be found here

Last updated 26 Jun 2023, 11.25 AM