Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #7: Thank You For Joining Us!

Dear Fellow American in Sweden: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who joined us for today’s Virtual Town Hall with Ambassador Howery. I would also encourage you to share with other Americans the video of the event, which is now on the Embassy’s Facebook account. Unfortunately, we had so many questions ... Read More»

Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update: Federal Voter Assistance Program, Reminder – Virtual Town Hall w/ Ambassador Howery, April 7

1)  The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides support and guidance for Service members, their families and U.S. citizens overseas who wish to participate in U.S. elections.  U.S. citizens that are eligible to vote can register with their state, request absentee ballots, and research candidates at www.FVAP.gov .          2) Reminder: “Virtual Town ... Read More»

Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #5: To Travel or Not? – Global Level 4 Health Advisory; Reminder – Virtual Town Hall w/Ambassador Howery

1)  “Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel” – What does it mean? The Embassy continues to receive inquiries on the updated Global Level 4 Health Advisory released on March 31. Do you or don’t you travel? Well, it depends on your specific situation.  Here’s the general breakdown: For Americans residing in the ... Read More»

Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #4: CARES Act/U.S. Taxpayer Relief, Defending Against Cyber Scams 

1)  Congress has passed and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency assistance for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. For information about Economic Impact Payments, or other tax relief available to U.S. citizens during the pandemic, please visit  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus For resources on fulfilling your U.S. ... Read More»

Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #3, Direct Sweden-U.S. Flights Temporarily Suspended

1)  As of April 1, SAS has temporarily suspended direct flights from Stockholm (ARN) to Newark Liberty International (EWR). The next available direct flight is April 20, according to the latest information from SAS’s website. Flights to the United States via Amsterdam and Frankfurt remain available options for now. More than ever before, travelers should ... Read More»

Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #2, Virtual Town Hall w/Ambassador Howery, Tax Relief Info

1)  Following up on his March 27th message to U.S. citizens , Ambassador Ken Howery will be hosting a virtual town hall for U.S. citizens in Sweden to provide relevant information concerning American Citizens Services during the COVID-19 crisis. Embassy Stockholm’s consular staff will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding services for passports, birth registries, travel advisories, and ... Read More»

Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #1, Public Gatherings; Direct Flights Info

1) Effective Sunday, March 29, Sweden banned public gatherings of more than 50 people to stem the spread of COVID-19; violators of the ban are subject to fines or even imprisonment. 2) From April 2 to April 17, SAS will have direct flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) to Newark Liberty International (EWR) running three ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens from U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Kenneth A. Howery

My Fellow Americans: As these past few weeks have shown, we’re entering unfamiliar territory.  While we’ve dealt with viruses in the past (e.g., SARS, H1N1, etc.), the scale and scope of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have forced unprecedented change to nearly all facets of our lives. One thing that will never change is our solemn commitment to ... Read More»

NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome. Read More»

Health Alert, U.S. Embassy Stockholm

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden (March 20, 2020) Location:  Sweden Event:  The Swedish Public Health Authority has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sweden. On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. Effective March 19, Sweden has barred admission for foreign citizens attempting to enter from a country outside of the EEA (European ... Read More»

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

U.S. Citizen Travelers: Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM . The latest updates as of April 2: On April 1, Swedish Public Health Agency expanded guidance for individuals and organizations to comply with Sweden’s Law on the Prevention of the Spread of Infectious Diseases: Shops and shopping ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation to Mitigate Risks Posed by COVID-19

President Trump announced on March 11, 2020, an expansion of travel restrictions to the United States from within Schengen Area countries due to increased concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, effective March 13 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Please note that this Presidential Proclamation does NOT apply to U.S. citizens.  U.S. citizens seeking to ... Read More»

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus: Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen zone, the Islamic Republic of Iran, or the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port ... Read More»

Apply for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship!

Please note: Application deadline has passed.  We are looking for driven young leaders, currently studying in Gymnasium, to participate in the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship this summer! The fellowship is a fully funded 4-week State Department program for young Europeans to learn more about the United States, youth engagement, democracy and civil society engagement, ... Read More»

Ambassador Howery visits Gothenburg

U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Ken Howery travelled to Gothenburg January 14–17, 2020 on his first trip outside Stockholm since arriving in Sweden in October.   Chalmers University of Technology was his first stop, where he spoke with University President Bengtsson and Student Union President Norman, gave a major speech on the U.S.-Swedish partnership and U.S. priorities, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Sweden Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take:  Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. Embassy Stockholm (December 1, 2019)

Event: During the holiday season, security measures in Sweden remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe. Violent extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets Actions to Take: • ... Read More»

Ambassador Howery presents his credentials

On November 7, 2019, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Ken Howery presented his credentials to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. With this, Ambassador Howery is now officially allowed to execute his office in Sweden. Congratulations U.S. Ambassador Howery! Following the credentialing ceremony, Ambassador Howery hosted a Vin d´honneur with the Stockholm diplomatic corps. Read More»

Ambassador Howery’s official swearing-in ceremony in Washington (Oct. 10)

On Thursday, October 10, Ambassador Kenneth Howery was formally sworn as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden by the Honorable Keith Krach, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  In his remarks Ambassador Howery stated, “I look forward to working together with Sweden on the ... Read More»

Avoid the Summertime Blues – Don’t Become a Victim of Theft!

Summer is an especially active time for pickpockets/thieves in Sweden and throughout Europe, but there are things you can do to avoid becoming a victim. Always be aware of your surroundings, and be sure to keep your passport, wallet, and other valuables in a safe and secure place.  Backpack holders can try repositioning their backpack ... Read More»

A/DCM Highlighted Strong U.S.-Swedish ties at AmCham Annual General Meeting

At AmCham Sweden’s Annual General Meeting and Transatlantic Summit earlier this week, acting Deputy Chief of Mission Paul Narain highlighted the strong U.S.-Swedish economic ties, U.S. concerns about China, and ways the U.S. and Sweden can take our cooperation forward.  Narain reaffirmed as “Secretary Pompeo has said: ‘The United States and the European Union have a strong ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm

Location:  SWEDEN, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season security measures in SWEDEN remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. ... Read More»

Embassy Closed – National Day of Mourning for Former President George H.W. Bush

As the United States mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering the forty-first President of the United States.  The President has issued an Executive Order to close Federal offices and excuse all Federal employees from duty ... Read More»

Security Alert – Major Demonstration in Stockholm

The Regional Security Office has ben notified by the Swedish Police the authorized demonstrations will occur in Stockholm by both the Nordic Resistance Movement (Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen, NMR) and the Revolutionary Communist Youth (Revolutionär Kommunistisk Ungdom) on Saturday, August 25 starting at approximately 1000 hours and continuing until after 1800 hours. Additionally, 134 permits have ben ... Read More»

Crimea Declaration

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO July 25, 2018 Crimea Declaration Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, agreed ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden

Location:  Sweden, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other ... Read More»

U.S. Vice Consul to Gothenburg May 14, 2018

Greetings from the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm! On May 14, 2018, representatives from the Embassy’s American Citizen Services Section will visit Gothenburg to accept applications for consular reports of birth, passports, and social security numbers, and to notarize documents required for use in the United States. We will not be able to assist with visa applications. To ... Read More»

Summer Institute for Youth, All Expenses Paid

The U.S. Department of State’s  Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)  and the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm are pleased to announce a four-week Summer Institute for young Europeans and Americans. The institute intend to foster relationships among the younger generations of Europeans and Americans to promote awareness of shared values in light of the global challenges of the 21st Century. The ... Read More»

Voting in 2018 Elections (February 5, 2018)

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information (January 3, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel Advisory ... Read More»

European Travel Alert (November 17, 2017)

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Gothenburg Saturday, September 30, 2017

U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that several marches are planned for September 30 in Gothenburg.  Counter demonstrations are also expected there.  Past demonstrations involving these groups have turned violent.  Embassy Stockholm urges U.S. citizens to avoid these areas during September 30, as outlined below.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ... Read More»

European Travel Alert (September 1, 2017)

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson’s remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report

“From the beginning, America has been a place that has cherished the freedom of worship. Sadly, many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom… [W]e pray for the strength and wisdom to achieve a better tomorrow – one where good people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their ... Read More»

Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm

U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm Monday, May 1 April 28, 2017 U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that several marches are planned for May Day 2017 in Central Stockholm. Counter demonstrations may also take place in Central Stockholm, Gamla Stan and other nearby neighborhoods. Past demonstrations ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm Monday, May 1

U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that several marches are planned for May Day 2017 in Central Stockholm. Counter demonstrations may also take place in Central Stockholm, Gamla Stan and other nearby neighborhoods. Past demonstrations involving groups in Central Stockholm have turned violent.  Embassy Stockholm urges U.S. citizens to avoid these areas during May 1. ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident in Stockholm City Center

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm advises that a truck crashed into a department store in downtown Stockholm atDrottninggatan and Mäster Samuelsgatan near Sergels Torg.  U.S. citizens should avoid this area, heed guidance from local authorities, and maintain security awareness. Media reports that both Parliament and all public transport systems in central Stockholm have been closed ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident in Stockholm City Center

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm is aware of reports of a security incident at Drottninggatan and Mäster Samuelsgatan near Sergels Torg in Stockholm City Center.  U.S. citizens should avoid this area at this time, heed guidance from local authorities, and maintain security awareness. Please monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into ... Read More»

Executive Order on Visas

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order which directs us to review current screening procedures, while protecting national security – our top priority when issuing visas. The Executive Order has an effective date of March 16, 2017. For 90 days after the effective date, foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned in Central Stockholm Saturday, November 12

U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden U.S. Embassy Stockholm informs U.S. citizens that a march is planned for central Stockholm on Saturday, November 12. The march, organized by the Swedish Resistance Movement, is scheduled to start at 11:00 at Kungsträdgården, will proceed south toward Gamla Stan at 12:00, arrive at Mynttorget at 13:00, and conclude at 16:00. ... Read More»

Need identification to vote? In the U.S. it depends where you are

On November 8, when Americans cast their votes for offices from city council member to president of the United States, some will have to show a form of identification while others won’t. That’s because in the U.S. elections are conducted locally. Each state (and, when the state authorizes, each locality) conducts its own elections. That means there ... Read More»

Slavery is still a problem around the world

While we all know that countries like Sweden and the United States abolished slavery over 150 years ago, it still exists in our societies today. Nowadays slavery is hidden in plain sight. In western countries – and in many other countries – people working under slavelike conditions are often from other countries. They are trafficked. Often sold ... Read More»

How can Sweden and the US empower women in developing countries to make their countries more sustainable?

Listen to what Swedish students suggest. The finalists in the US Embassy Environmental Policy Paper Competition 2016 was open in the beginning of May for students members of the Swedish Association of International Affairs and Stockholm School of Economics. This year’s research topic was “How can the United States and Sweden help ensure that women ... Read More»

Musical exchanges Duke Ellington style

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Ambassador Raji welcomed legendary jazz drummer Ronnie Gardiner and his band to the Ambassador’s residence. Highlighting the strong connections music can build between nations and people, also present were students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts visiting on an exchange with the Adolf Fredriks Musikklasser. Read More»

Travel information on e-passports

The United States welcomes visitors from around the world.  We want people to visit and do business in the United States. Effective April 1, 2016, Swedish citizens must have an electronic passport (e-passport) to be eligible for visa-free travel to the United States.  Please take a moment to ensure you have an e-passport before planning ... Read More»

Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation. This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ... Read More»

United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

Washington DC, January 21, 2016 The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining ... Read More»

Absentee voting

November 8 is Election Day, and the day when the American people get to vote for the person they would like to be the next president of the United States. Voting is one of our most fundamental rights as U.S. citizens. FVAP works to ensure Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens are aware of ... Read More»

Don’t be fooled by scams when applying for a U.S. diversity visa

The Diversity Visa (DV) Program annually awards up to 55,000 U.S. immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For many, winning an immigrant visa to the United States can be a dream come true. But if you’re applying, don’t let scammers turn your experience into a ... Read More»

The rise of the independent voter

The United States has two major political parties: Democratic and Republican. Ask an American voter which one she or he sides with, and the most likely answer is: “neither.” Recent polls  say at least 4 in 10 Americans identify as politically independent, even if they tend to “lean” Republican or Democratic on the issues. Only 3 in ... Read More»

Want to study in the U.S.? Find out how.

Learn about accredited institutions from all parts of the United States and chat with admissions officers online — all for free. You will be able to attend webinars on undergraduate and graduate study, financial aid and student visas. Participating colleges run the gamut: Large universities, such as Notre Dame and the University of California, Los ... Read More»

Steven Wozencraft Meets with the Embassy and Swedish LGBT Advocates

Steven Wozencraft, Chairman and CEO of JOD Global Philanthropies and an advocate for LGBT rights, visited Stockholm on April 25 and met with Ambassador Brzezinski as well as Swedish civil society and government organizations. Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Gilchrist hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion with some of these groups where Steven described his lifelong ... Read More»
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