The U.S. Department of State is conducting a pilot program allowing U.S. Citizens residing in Sweden to pay for a DS-82 U.S. Passport renewal application online. Beginning November 8, 2020, adult passport renewal applicants in Sweden wishing to pay the application fees online via electronic funds transfer from a U.S.- based bank account, U.S. or international credit or debit card, Amazon Pay, or PayPal may do so. Paying online for a U.S. Passport renewal through this mechanism allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm without the need to apply in person at the Embassy or mail a postväxel. The process is also more convenient because you can apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information on the pilot, please see the Frequently Asked Questions listed below.
Who is eligible to pay online and renew their passport by by Pay.gov?
You may be eligible to apply via online payment if you are an adult (16 years or older) who already has a 10-year U.S. passport book issued no more than 15 years ago. You must be resident in and have a mailing address in Sweden.
Can minors (younger than 16 years) pay fees online and renew by mail?
No. Online fee payment and mail-in review is only available for adults (16 or older) with a 10-year passport book that was issued 15 years ago or less. To apply for a minor’s passport, both parents/guardians must authorize in person the issuance of the child’s passport. For more information, please see the Embassy’s passport pages relating to minors under the age of 16. Children under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.
What if I don’t have a passport book? Can I still participate?
No. To participate in the pilot, you must have in your possession a passport book that is valid for ten years. During the application process, you will be required to mail your current passport and your passport application to the U.S. Embassy.
If you do not have your passport book in your possession, you must apply for a new one in person using a DS-11 passport application form.
What if I don’t have a passport book because it was lost or stolen? Can I still pay online and mail my application to the Embassy?
What payment methods are available for use via Pay.gov?
You can pay the $110 fee by electronic check/transfer, credit/debit card, PayPal, or Amazon Pay on Pay.gov. This amount cannot be altered. You must pay the fee in U.S. dollars.
Do I need special software or computer equipment to pay for my U.S. passport via Pay.gov?
No. All you need is a computer or mobile device with internet access and a web browser.
Is the online process safe?
Yes. The payment form on Pay.gov will be encrypted to ensure your personal information is secure.
How do I know that my payment information is secure?
Pay.gov is a secure portal used by more 40 U.S. government agencies use to collect forms and payments. Pay.gov uses 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your transaction.
Can I pay for more than one passport at a time in a single transaction on Pay.gov?
No. You must complete a new payment form for each passport application.
After a successful payment is made via Pay.gov for my passport renewal, where should I mail the email confirmation and completed DS-82 application?
Please mail your electronic payment confirmation, current passport, pre-paid return envelope, passport photo, and signed DS-82 application to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm:
U.S. Embassy Stockholm
Attn: Consular – American Citizen Services
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 31
SE-115 89 Stockholm
What are the steps for paying online for my U.S. passport renewal via Pay.gov?
- Acknowledge the disclaimers and notices;
- Verify your eligibility;
- Visit the Pay.gov link;
- Pay for the U.S. passport;
- Await email confirmation for passport payment;
- Print email confirmation of passport payment;
- Fill out the DS-82 Application, including signature and photo;
- Mail email confirmation for passport payment, signed DS-82 application, prior passport, pre-paid return envelope, and photo via mail/courier to the U.S. Embassy Stockholm
How long will it take to receive my passport in the mail?
You should receive your passport by mail/courier within 4-5 weeks.
How do I check the status of my DS-82 application?
You may contact the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm by email at StkACSinfo@state.gov. We ask that you wait at least five business days after mailing your documents to the U.S. Embassy before sending an inquiry.