Citizenship Services

Welcome to American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy Sweden! We provide services for United States Citizens in Sweden, and are open for appointments Monday to Friday.  We are closed to the public on U.S. and Swedish Public Holidays.

Please note:  There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration.  These services are by appointment only.

What can you bring with you when visiting the U.S. Embassy? 


What Service Do You Require?

Find information about transmitting citizenship – for children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents, non-U.S. citizen can find information about immigrant visas here.

The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm accepts applications for Consular Reports of Birth (CRBA) for children born in Sweden to U.S. Citizen parent(s) and applications from first time applicants over age 18 born in Sweden to U.S. citizen parent(s) who have a claim to U.S. citizenship.

The Embassy can also accept applications for a CRBA for children born outside Sweden, if child and parent(s) are currently residing in our consular district.

A first-time applicant is an adult (age 18 or older) who has a claim to U.S. citizenship and who has never been documented as a U.S. citizen nor held a U.S. passport. Please review the transmission requirements for U.S. citizen parents to transmit U.S. citizenship to children born abroad. Please note that at least one parent must have been a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth. Scroll down for information on the required documentation, forms and how to make an appointment.

If you, after reviewing the transmission requirements carefully, believe that you have a claim to U.S. citizenship, you must appear in person at the Embassy to sign passport application form DS-11 (PDF 100 KB). Please complete the form prior your appointment. To accompany this application, two identical passport photographs are required. The Embassy will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements.

In addition, your U.S. citizen parent must also complete the Affidavit of Physical Presence DS-5507 (PDF 281 KB). It may be signed at the time of your appointment, or if your U.S. citizen parent is unable to accompany you, it can be signed before a U.S. Notary Public. You will then have to bring the notarized DS-5507 to your appointment together with the form DS-11.

At the appointment you must also submit:

  • proof of your U.S. citizen parent’s U.S. Citizenship, e.g. a U.S. Birth Certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen, or a U.S. passport;
  • your Swedish birth certificate in English which must list the names of your father and mother – a “Personbevis” from the Swedish tax authorities (Skatteverket);
  • proof of your U.S. citizen parent’s physical presence in the U.S. Proof could consist of school transcripts, college transcripts, military service records, or employment records etc. You must bring photocopies of all documents pertaining to your parent’s physical presence in addition to the actual documents. If not, we will keep all originals, including passports; and
  • proof of your parents’ marital status at the time of your birth, and, if applicable to either parent, original divorce decrees. If your parents were not married at the time of your birth, and your father is/was a U.S. citizen, you must also submit the signed and dated paternity acknowledgment in original;
  • Self-Addressed C4 sized envelope. Prepare an envelope with a shipment label ordered here (Skicka Direkt): Order Shipment Label 
    Choose REK postage and the weight of 50g-2kg.
    We cannot accept stamps or any other form of shipment. Failure to submit a shipment label according to the following instructions will only result in delays:
    Use the following From/Från address:
    US Embassy Attn: ACS
    Dag Hammarskjölds väg 31
    SE-115 89 Stockholm
    The recipient (Till) is the person to which you would like your passport to be delivered (that is the name of the passport holder for an adult and the name of a parent for a minor). Be advised that the addressee must present a valid Swedish ID to retrieve registered mail from the designated local delivery location.
    Passport cards: An application for a passport book will take approximately three weeks to process and for a passport card, six to eight weeks.  If you would like to receive your passport book before the passport card, please provide two return envelopes with your application. Otherwise we will keep your passport book until we receive the passport card.

Please note that if your U.S. citizen parent is deceased, you must also present proof that your parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, e.g. a U.S. birth certificate/Certificate of Naturalization and/or a U.S. passport issued after your birth. You must also present the original death certificate.

When all forms have been completed and all necessary documents gathered, please make an appointment online to come to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm. When on the appointment website choose the service called “Apply for a U.S. passport for the first time“.

Since July 1, 2001, Sweden allows dual citizenship. U.S. citizens residing in Sweden who are interested in applying for Swedish citizenship should be aware of the following guidance on U.S. nationality policy:

Information on dual nationality

Advice about possible loss of U.S. citizenship and dual nationality

Information on renunciation of U.S. citizenship

Read more about the U.S. standpoint on citizenship and nationality at the State Department website.

Entering and Departing the U.S.

According to Section 215 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185), it is illegal for an American citizen to enter or leave the U.S. on anything other than an American passport. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding e.g. both Swedish and American citizenships and passports must enter and leave the U.S. on a U.S. passport. They may not enter/leave the U.S. on a Swedish passport. This applies to children as well as adults.