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Diplomatic passport holders for private travel
January 30, 2023

Diplomatic passport holders accredited to their missions in Sweden who are traveling to the United States for private travel may apply for a visitor visa (B-1 or B-2). Such applicants are required to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer after scheduling an appointment.

A non-official visa appointment may be scheduled by e-mailing stknivinfo@state.gov after submitting the electronic DS-160 application form. The email request should contain the DS-160 application number.

To the future visa appointment the following documents should be provided:

  • Confirmation page of the electronic application form DS-160 (containing a barcode);
  • A valid Diplomatic passport;
  • If available, any old passports containing visas to the United States (valid or expired);
  • One approx. 5 x 5 cm color photograph; (Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.):
    – Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
    – Photo must be taken with a plain white background
    – Photo cannot be older than 6 months
    – Photo must be printed on photo quality paper
    If you have successfully uploaded a photograph to the DS-160, you are not required to submit an additional photograph with your application.  If there are any issues with the uploaded photograph, however, you will be required to provide a new one which may delay the processing of your application.
  • Diplomatic Note / Verbal Note / Official Visa Request. The Note should state the name of the traveler, title or official status. It should also specify the intended travel dates and a brief description of the purpose of travel.