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Embassy Stockholm COVID-19 Update #18: Depositing Economic Impact Checks;
U.S. Passport Processing Resumes; Routine Visa Services Remain Suspended
June 14, 2020

1)  We’ve received various inquiries from those facing challenges cashing or depositing their economic-impact payment checks at their local banks in Sweden. The checks, issued by the U.S. Treasury to assist Americans affected by the pandemic, should be deposited into a U.S.-based bank account. For more information on this and other possible alternatives, please visit the IRS Economic Impact Payment Information Center website.

2)  On June 10, the Department of State announced a gradual resumption of U.S. passport operations (update). Processing of pending applications will resume on a limited, first-in-first-out basis.  The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm continues to process applications for regular passports, but applicants should continue to expect delays in receiving their new passports until normal domestic operations fully resume.  If you have urgent and immediate travel, please contact us at StkACSinfo@state.gov to apply for a temporary (one-year) emergency passport.

3)  We know a lot of our fellow Americans in Sweden have non-American family, friends, and acquaintances who would like to visit the United States. At this time, travel restrictions from Schengen and other countries as identified in various Presidential Proclamations as well as routine visa services, including visa interviews, remain in effect. More information can be found regarding U.S. Embassy Stockholm visa operations on our website.


For the latest COVID-19 information, please visit the following websites:



  • U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
    Dag Hammarskjölds väg 31, 115 89 Stockholm
    +46 (0) 8 783 53 00