Applying for a second passport

The issuance of a second passport is not automatic and should be considered an exception to the regulations.  An application is approved on an individual basis and only when justified.

Second passports may be issued if:

  • A passport is needed both for confirmed travel and submission for foreign visa applications simultaneously;
  • The primary passport is held by the Swedish government or foreign embassy in connection with a citizenship or visa application and the applicant has confirmed travel; and/or
  • The applicant has confirmed travel plans to a foreign country which will deny a visa or entry to the bearer of a passport containing markings or visas showing travel to certain other countries.

To apply for a second valid passport, the applicant will need to follow the instructions below and submit all required documentation either by mail or in person by appointment.

Please use DS-82 or DS-11, as appropriate. You can either complete the form by hand or go to the Department of State’s website to complete the form online and print.

Two identical passport photographs are required. The Embassy will reject any photographs that do not meet the specified requirements.

You must include with your application a signed statement giving the reason(s) why the second passport is required. The statement must include the following text:

“Should either of my two passports be lost or stolen, I will report immediately the circumstances of the loss to Passport Services, or if abroad, to the nearest U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or Consular Agency.”

Payment should be made by a Swedish bank check (postväxel), available from any bank, payable to the U.S. Embassy. Personal checks, cash, bank checks from the U.S. and postal money orders (“postanvisning”) are not accepted. The fee for passport renewal by mail is $110.00 or SEK 1100. Checks in amounts other than this will be returned to the sender.

Prepare return postage with a shipment label ordered through the link below (Skicka Direkt):

It is no longer possible to send Registered mail (REK) with Swedish Stamps so please order a mailing label on Postnord’s website. Failure to submit a shipment label for return postage for your passport according to the following instructions will only result in delays.

Order Shipment Label

Choose REK postage and the weight of 50g-2kg (63,50 SEK):

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.

Renewal of second valid passport: Please submit your current second valid passport, copy of normal validity passport, passport application, payment, photos, and the self-addressed return postage label from postnord (not stamps) to the address below.

First-time applicant for a second valid passport: Please submit a copy of normal validity passport, passport application, payment, photos, and the self-addressed return postage label from postnord (not stamps) to the address below.

U.S. Embassy Attn: ACS
Dag Hammarskjolds vag 31
11589 Stockholm

Failure to submit a complete and correct application will delay your case.

Since passports are such valuable documents, we recommend that you use registered mail (REK post) when sending the passport applications to the U.S. Embassy.


Processing Time

Upon receiving a complete application, the processing time for a passport is approximately two weeks.

Important Notice

If you wish to submit the application in person at the U.S. Embassy you need to set up an appointment.

Please note that it is preferred that you mail in your passport application if you are eligible to use Form DS-82.

Make your appointment.