Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Stockholm (June 2, 2021)
Event: Cessation of Swedish Kronor (SEK) cash payments for consular services at U.S. Embassy Stockholm effective June 12, 2021.
We hope this message finds U.S. citizens in Sweden healthy and well.
Change in Payment Options for Consular Services: Due to changes by our banking institution as Sweden moves towards becoming a cashless economy, effective June 12, 2021 we will no longer accept Swedish Kronor (SEK) cash as payment for consular services, including for passports, consular reports of birth abroad, and all other consular services. We will continue to accept credit card payments, U.S. dollar cash payments, and Pay.Gov transactions (limited to passport renewals using form DS-82 only). No other forms of payment for consular services will be accepted.
- The last day to pay in SEK cash will be June 11, 2021.
- Beginning June 12, 2021, we cannot accept SEK cash.
- To pay with your credit card, be sure it is “unlocked” for foreign transactions/U.S transactions, or it won’t work with our card reader.
- To pay with U.S. dollars, the bills must be free from marks or damage.
- Passport renewals using DS-82 forms may continue to use Pay.Gov.
Reminders for Your Visit:
- Do not bring a laptop to your appointment, or we will have to reschedule you for another day.
- Come prepared for your interview with a pen, completed and printed forms, copies of your documents, and masks.
- Stay home if you are sick; we will reschedule your appointment.
- If you need to cancel your appointment, please let us know, so we can offer the appointment to a fellow citizen awaiting an opening.
Keep your STEP enrollment active
- Encourage U.S. citizen friends and family to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), so the U.S. Embassy can contact them with updated information. If you plan to remain in Sweden beyond your previously planned travel dates, remember to modify your STEP profile in order to continue to receive information and emergency alerts.
Monitor the following U.S. Government websites
- Embassy webpage for information on conditions in Sweden.
- CDC website for the most up-to-date health information.
- COVID-19 page on travel.state.gov for the latest travel information.
- Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection for the latest on travel restrictions for entry into the United States.
- Travel.State.Gov’s Sweden Information and Travel Advisory page for Sweden-specific information.
Monitor the following Swedish Government websites
- Krisinformation.se for information regarding entry restrictions in place for travelers to Sweden.
- Polisen for information regarding the enforcement of entry restrictions into Sweden.
- The Swedish Public Health Agency for information related to COVID-19.
- Swedish Migration Agency.
Monitor the following additional suggested websites
- Airlines, buses, trains, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
Follow us on
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/usembassysweden and https://twitter.com/USAmbSweden
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stockholm.usembassy
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usembsweden/ and https://www.instagram.com/usambsweden/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/76363986/admin/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/USEmbassySweden/featured
For Assistance: The U.S. Embassy is continually monitoring the current situation in Sweden and we continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.
To contact us:
U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 31, 115 89 Stockholm
+46 (0)8 783 53 00