Finding People in the United States

It is difficult to trace someone in the United States when their whereabouts are completely unknown as there are no central records of names and addresses available to the public. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to provide you with information on U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or foreign nationals who travel to or reside in the United States.  These records are protected by the Privacy Act and cannot be divulged to third parties.

However, there may be other parties that can assist you in your search.  If the person you are looking for has passed away, you can contact Vital Records in the state where the person’s last known address was.

Can the Embassy help me find a friend/relative in Sweden?

We can assist in locating a U.S. citizen in Sweden in cases of parental child abduction or missing persons cases, or when a friend or loved one has not arrived at a location on the scheduled date and time.  Please email stkacsinfo@state.gov.

We cannot help you trace your ancestry in Sweden.  If you are interested in genealogy, you may find information from the National Archives in Sweden useful.