Honorary Consulate of Sweden - Cape Town

Please select the relevant appointment type to make a booking.

As an Honorary Consulate we offer limited services.
For Swedish visa or immigration queries please contact the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria or VFS Global.

For South African visa or immigration queries please contact the South African Department of Home Affairs or VFS Global.

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 parent making the collection must also bring their valid passport/ID document as proof of identification.
(30 minutes)

Swedish UT Card / Residence Permit Collections

REQUIRED FOR THE COLLECTION:

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

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
  • Unabridged birth certificate with Apostille from DIRCO
  • A birth notification from the hospital in the original. (If the mother is Swedish and is or has ever been registered in Sweden)
  • The child's South African passport (if applicable)

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

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 with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Order of Inter-Country Adoption document with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Confirmation of Adoption from the Magistrate’s Court with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Certificate of Conformity of Intercountry Adoption with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Valid flight details for return journey (child & parents)
  • 3 x recent colour photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents' original passports

Please ensure that all the relevant documents are in order complete with an apostille from DIRCO in advance of the appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

Swedish Child Emergency Passport

Please note 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' 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.
  • Application fee of R2,490 must be deposited into the Embassy of Sweden's bank account.
  • Proof of payment to be submitted with the application.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE IN ZAR

    Bank: Nedbank
    Account name: Embassy of Sweden
    Account no: 1602 346 933
    Branch code: 160245
    Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria
    Reference: Applicants surname and initial

Please be advised that the Consulate/Embassy can not be held responsible for any issues that applicants may have when travelling with emergency passports. With that in mind, it is the parents’ responsiblity to confirm that their chosen airline and any transit airports accept travel on emergency passports.

This should be done in advance of the application.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

Swedish Adult Emergency Passport

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.
  • Application fee of R2,490 must be deposited into the Embassy of Sweden's bank account.
  • Proof of payment to be submitted with the application.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE IN ZAR

    Bank: Nedbank
    Account name: Embassy of Sweden
    Account no: 1602 346 933
    Branch code: 160245
    Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria
    Reference: Applicants surname and initial

Please be advised that the Consulate/Embassy can not be held responsible for any issues that applicants may have when travelling with emergency passports. With that in mind, it is the applicant’s responsiblity to confirm that their chosen airline and any transit airports accept travel on emergency passports.

This should be done in advance of the application.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

Swedish Emergency Passport (adopted child)

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

Please ensure that all the relevant documents are in order complete with an Apostille from DIRCO in advance of the appointment.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICANT:

  • Registrar of Adoptions Covering Letter
  • Unabridged, Full or Abridged Birth Certificate with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Order of Inter-Country Adoption document with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Confirmation of Adoption from the Magistrate’s Court with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Certificate of Conformity of Intercountry Adoption with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Valid flight details for return journey (child & parents)
  • 3 x recent colour photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents' original passports
  • Application fee of R2,490 must be deposited into the Embassy of Sweden's bank account.
  • Proof of payment to be submitted with the application.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE IN ZAR

    Bank: Nedbank
    Account name: Embassy of Sweden
    Account no: 1602 346 933
    Branch code: 160245
    Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria
    Reference: Applicants surname and initial

Please be advised that the Consulate/Embassy can not be held responsible for any issues that applicants may have when travelling with emergency passports. With that in mind, it is the parents’ responsiblity to confirm that their chosen airline and any transit airports accept travel on emergency passports.

This should be done in advance of the application.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

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/

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 of R190 must be deposited into the Embassy of Sweden's bank account.
  • Proof of payment is to be submitted with the application.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE IN ZAR

    Bank: Nedbank
    Account name: Embassy of Sweden
    Account no: 1602 346 933
    Branch code: 160245
    Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria
    Reference: Applicants surname and initial

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:

(1 hour)

Retention of Swedish Citizenship

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • Original passport(s). If holding more than one citizenship, bring all passports
  • 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 R200 courier fee to be paid at the Consulate either in cash or by card.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(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 R200 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:

(1 hour)

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:

(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.
(30 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:

(30 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

(30 minutes)

Certification of Personbevis

Please be advised that applicants are required to contact Skatteverket by phone to request that copy of the full personbevis in English be faxed to the Consulate.

SKATTEVERKET:
+46 8 564 851 60

CONSULATE FAX NO:
+27 21 200 5863

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT:

  • Valid Passport/photo ID
  • Proof of Payment

You will need to make a payment of R190/ document into the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria’s bank account
(except relating to marriage license applications)

Bank: Nedbank
Account name: Embassy of Sweden
Account no: 1602 346 933
Branch code: 160245
Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria
Reference: Applicants surname and initial

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(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
  • Proof of Payment

You will need to make a payment of R190/document into the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria’s bank account

Bank: Nedbank
Account name: Embassy of Sweden
Account no: 1602 346 933
Branch code: 160245
Branch name: Hatfield, Pretoria
Reference: Applicants surname and initial

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(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

(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)
(30 minutes)