How to apply for an emergency alien’s passport
Fill out an application
To apply for an emergency alien’s passport you need to fill out form number 193011, Application for emergency alien's passport, and hand it in at one of the Swedish Migration Agency’s permit units, or at the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate-general when you are abroad.
If you have a child who needs an emergency alien’s passport you need to apply for one on behalf of the child. For a child under 18 to be granted an emergency alien’s passport the consent of both guardians or parents is required. This is given by filling out form number 247011, Consent for the Swedish Migration Agency to issue an alien's passport for a child under the age of 18.
Book an appointment to hand in your application
Before you visit the Swedish Migration Agency to hand in your application you need to book an appointment. Please note that everyone who is applying for an emergency alien’s passport need to come with you, even the children. Each person who is handing in an application receives their own appointment. You can book several appointments in succession.
If you are abroad you can apply for an emergency alien’s passport at a Swedish embassy or consulate-general if you have lost your alien’s passport, or if your alien’s passport has expired and you need a temporary passport to return to Sweden. Contact the nearest embassy and ask for instructions for how to hand in an application where you are.
Visit the Swedish Migration Agency
When handing in your application you should bring:
- the application form, filled out and signed (one form per person)
- any previously issued alien’s passport
- passport from your home country or other documents that prove your identity (if you do not have a passport), it could be an ID card, birth certificate or military service book
- consent from parents or guardians that the application is for a child under 18 (form number 247011, Consent for the Swedish Migration Agency to issue an alien's passport for a child under the age of 18)
- copy of the police report which states that you have lost your alien’s passport (if you are applying for a new emergency alien’s passport because you lost your old one).
- an itinerary for when, where and how you will obtain a passport from your home country outside Sweden, if you are applying for an emergency alien’s passport to travel to your home country, or your home country’s embassy in order to apply for a national passport.
If you have a passport from your home country or an older alien’s passport you need to hand them in at the Swedish Migration Agency. In some cases the case officer can accept copies of your passport with your application form, but will request that you hand in your passport in the original when it is time to process your application or when you are collecting your new passport.
The Swedish Migration Agency takes your photo and your fingerprints when you hand in your application. Children under 6 do not need to have their fingerprints taken.
Normally there is an application fee when applying for an emergency alien’s passport. You can pay the fee with a credit/debit card when you hand in your application, or ask for a payment slip and pay later. The Migration Agency will process your application once you have paid the fee.
Swedish Migration Agency's processing
Make sure that all the documents are included so that we do not need you to supplement your application.
When the Swedish Migration Agency processes your application for an emergency alien’s passport, it obtains information from the Swedish Police Authority’s criminal records and suspected offenders registry.
You receive the decision
The decision is sent home to you in the post. If the Swedish Migration Agency has granted you an emergency alien’s passport we will send you a communication when your passport is ready to be collected. It can take up to 14 days from the date that you received the decision before you can collect your alien’s passport at the permit unit where you applied for it
You cannot appeal the Swedish Migration Agency's decision regarding an emergency alien’s passport.
Book an appointment to collect your passport
If you have been granted an alien’s passport you will need to book an appointment before you visit the Swedish Migration Agency. Remember to book an appointment for each person who is collecting an alien’s passport. If you are collecting a passport on behalf of your children you need to book an appointment for each alien’s passport that you are collecting.
Collect your passport at the Swedish Migration Agency
You must collect your passport in person. For children under 18, the guardian or trustee can collect the alien’s passport without the child being present.
Children over 15 can collect their own alien’s passport if the Swedish Migration Agency has a record of the guardian’s request for it at the time of the application.