Honorary Consulate of Sweden - Cape Town

For the latest information regarding the status of the coronavirus in South Africa please refer to the Department of Health’s coronavirus resource portal.

THE CONSULATE IS CURRENTLY OPEN ON TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS BETWEEN 10AM AND 2PM.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY FOR FOR PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS FOR SWEDISH CONSULAR SERVICES.

APPLICANTS WILL ONLY BE ADMITTED WITH A VALID BOOKING CONFIRMATION.

Our call hour from 9am - 10am (Tuesday - Friday) and email correspondence will resume as normal.

Thursdays and Fridays are reserved for administrative tasks.

For emergencies call (24 hour line) : +27 12 4266400

Please also refer to the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria’s website or Facebook , Twitter and Instagram feeds.

Swedish Passport Collections

ADULT PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • Existing passport, even if expired.
    This will need to be cancelled in advance of handing out the new document.* Valid photo ID.
    The existing passport will not be accepted as proof of ID if it has expired.

CHILD PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • Child’s old passport, even if expired.
    This will need to be cancelled in advance of handing out the new document.
  • The child’s birth certificate listing the names of the parents/guardians.
  • The parent making the collection must also bring their valid passport/ID document as proof of identification.

Duration: 15 minutes

Swedish UT Card / Residence Permit Collections

Please be advised that Swedish residence permit cards (UT cards) may no longer be collected from the consulate in Cape Town.

ALL COLLETIONS MUST BE MADE BY COURIER DIRECTLY FROM THE EMBASSY IN PRETORIA.

Applicants are advised to contact the migration section at the embassy to arrange or for further information.

  • ambassaden.pretoria-migration@gov.se

Swedish Coordination No Application (child)

Please be advised that both parents and child must be present at the appointment.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • 3 x recent colour passport photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents’ original passports. If parents have more than one citizenship, they will need to bring all passports with them
  • Full / unabridged birth certificate with apostille from DIRCO
  • A birth notification from the hospital in the original.
  • The child’s South African passport (if applicable)
  • The parents’ original unabridged marriage certificate (if applicable)

Please ensure that the full/unabridged birth certificate has been legalised with an apostille from DIRCO in advance of the appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 30 minutes

Swedish Coordination No Application (Adopted child)

Please be advised that both parents and child must be present at the appointment.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICANT:

  • Registrar of Adoptions Covering Letter
  • Unabridged, Full or Abridged Birth Certificate
  • Order of Inter-Country Adoption document
  • Certificate of Conformity of Intercountry Adoption
  • Valid flight details for return journey (child & parents)
  • 3 x recent colour photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents’ original passports

Appointments for emergency passports are to be scheduled for Tuesdays or Wednesdays once the coordination number has been issued.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 45 minutes

Swedish Child Emergency Passport

Please note that both parents and child must be present at the appointment.

There is a 1 week handling time for these applications.

Morning appointments should be booked for emergency passport applications.

Afternoon appointments should be scheduled for these collections.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • 3 x recent colour passport photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents’ original passports
  • Unabridged birth certificate with Apostille from DIRCO/personbevis
  • Valid [airline] ticket for your onward journey.
  • Valid photo-id (if available).
  • A police report if your passport has been lost or stolen.
  • A fee of ZAR2,860 for a temporary passport must be paid by card/cash at the appointment.

Please be advised that the Consulate/Embassy can not be held responsible for any issues that applicants may have when travelling with emergency passports.

It is the parents’ responsibility to confirm that their chosen airline and any transit airports accept emergency passports as well as the minimum validity required for travel.

This should be done in advance of the application.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 30 minutes

Swedish Adult Emergency Passport

There is a 1 week handling time for these applications.

Morning appointments should be booked for emergency passport applications.

Afternoon appointments should be scheduled for these collections.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • 3 x recent colour passport photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Valid [airline] ticket for your onward journey.
  • Valid photo-id (if available).
  • A police report if your passport has been lost or stolen.
  • A fee of ZAR2,860 for a temporary passport issued
    must be paid by card/cash at the appointment.

Please be advised that the Consulate/Embassy can not be held responsible for any issues that applicants may have when travelling with emergency passports.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm that their chosen airline and any transit airports accept emergency passports as well as the minimum validity required for travel.

This should be done in advance of the application.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 30 minutes

Swedish Emergency Passport (Adopted child)

There is a 1 week handling time for these applications.

Please be advised that both parents and child must be present at the appointment.

Morning appointments should be booked for emergency passport applications.

Afternoon appointments should be scheduled for these collections.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICANT:

  • Registrar of Adoptions Covering Letter
  • Unabridged, Full or Abridged Birth Certificate
  • Order of Inter-Country Adoption document
  • Confirmation of Adoption from the Magistrate’s Court
  • Certificate of Conformity of Intercountry Adoption
  • Valid flight details for return journey (child & parents)
  • 3 x recent colour photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents’ original passports
  • A fee of ZAR2,860 for a temporary passport must be paid by card/cash at the appointment.

Please be advised that the Consulate/Embassy can not be held responsible for any issues that applicants may have when travelling with emergency passports.

It is the parents’ responsibility to confirm that their chosen airline and any transit airports accept emergency passports as well as the minimum validity required for travel.

This should be done in advance of the application.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 45 minutes

Swedish Emergency Passport Collections

ADULT EMERGENCY PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • Valid official photo ID if available.

CHILD EMERGENCY PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • The parent making the collection must bring their valid passport/ID document as proof of identification.

Duration: 15 minutes

Swedish Biometric Passport Applications

Please be advised that ALL BIOMETRIC PASSPORT APPLICATIONS are to be made in person at the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria.

Applicants are advised to schedule an appointment on the Embassy’s booking page. The Embassy is open for passport applications on Wednesdays between 9-12 or Thursdays between 14-16.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/south-africa-pretoria/

Parental Consent for Swedish Passport (child)

Please be advised that the the parental consent forms will only be valid for one month from the date of the appointment.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • Parent’s valid passport

Please note that the parent will be required to complete the relevant forms in person at the consulate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 30 minutes

Swedish Marriage License

Please note that Swedish citizens who are in South Africa on a 90 day tourist visa are unable to apply for a marriage license at the Consulate. This service is only for those with a valid residence permit for South Africa who intend to marry in South Africa.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

FOR THE APPLICANT:

  • Valid passport and South African residence permit
  • Full personbevis from Skatteverket (not older than 1 month)
  • Proof of residential address in South Africa (rental contract, telephone/municipal bill etc.)
  • Application fee (as per the Embassy’s website) must be paid at the appointment. This must be paid in cash at the Consulate.

FOR THE NON-SWEDISH PARTY

  • Valid photo ID with valid residence permit if not a citizen of South Africa, Botswana or Namibia
  • If the city/town of birth is not listed in the passport/ID document - an unabridged birth certificate is to be submitted
  • Proof of residential address in South Africa (rental contract, telephone/municipal bill etc)

Please note that if both parties are Swedish, each will need to apply for a separate marriage license.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 30 minutes

Retention of Swedish Citizenship

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • Original passport(s). If holding more than one citizenship, bring all passports
  • Original unabridged/full birth certificate
  • Both parents’ original passports. If parents hold more than one citizenship, bring all passports
  • Both parents’ original birth certificates
  • Parents’ marriage certificate
  • Proof of Swedish parent’s citizenship

Please note that there will be a R310 courier fee. This must be paid in cash at the Consulate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 1 hour

Declaration of Swedish Citizenship Submission

In advance of making an appointment to submit a ‘Declaration of Swedish Citizenship’ please email sweden@cnsct.co.za with further information regarding your case, including scans of any relevant documents where possible.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • Valid Passport/photo ID
  • Additional documentation to be discussed in advance of making an appointment.

You will need to make a payment of R310 for the courier fee to send the application to the embassy in Pretoria.

Payment can be made by card or cash at the consulate at the time of the appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 30 minutes

Swedish Drivers License Collections

REQUIRED FOR THE COLLECTION:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Old drivers license (if available)

Please be advised that the license holder must make the collection in person.

Duration: 15 minutes

Swedish Drivers License Applications

Please note that the Consulate’s role in drivers license renewals is only to hand out application forms on request.

Applicants are required to submit completed forms to Transportstyrelsen themselves.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 15 minutes

Life Certificate

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • Valid passport
  • Life Certificate form/Levnadsintyg

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

https://www.pensionsmyndigheten.se/other-languages/english-engelska/english-engelska/your-pension-if-you-live-outside-sweden

Duration: 30 minutes

Swedish Certifications/Notarial Acts

In advance of making an appointment for certifications and notarial acts, please email sweden@cnsct.co.za with further information regarding the service required, including scans of the relevant documents where possible.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • Valid Passport/photo ID
  • Processing fee (as per the Embassy’s website) must be paid at the appointment. This must be paid by card/cash at the Consulate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 1 hour

Paternity Investigation - Sweden

Please be advised that the Consulate will contact applicants to request an interview prior to making a booking.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • Valid photo ID (passport, drivers licence, ID book, asylum seeker permit)

If using a interpreter, please ensure that they bring valid photo ID with them to the appointment.

For queries, please email sweden@cnsct.co.za

Duration: 1 hour

General Collections

Please use this option for collections of the following documents:

  • marriage licences
  • certified personbevis
  • Migration Board decisions
  • citizenship retention decisions

REQUIRED FOR THE COLLECTION:

  • Valid photo ID (SA ID book/card or passport)

Duration: 15 minutes

Submission of Additional Documents

Please use this option for submission of additional documents as requested for the following applications:

  • marriage licence applications
  • biometric passport applications (at the Embassy)
  • coordination no. applications
  • citizenship retention applications

REQUIRED FOR THE COLLECTION:

  • Valid photo ID (passport/ID book/card)

Duration: 15 minutes