New passports from 1 January

From 1 January 2022, all passports produced in Sweden will be safer and have a new appearance. This also applies to the travel documents and alien’s passports issued by the Swedish Migration Agency.

The new alien’s passports will be valid for a maximum of 3 years and the travel documents for a maximum of 2 years. Previously, the period of validity was a maximum of 5 years.

If you already have a valid alien’s passport or travel document from the Swedish Migration Agency, you do not need to do anything. Your passport/travel document will remain valid until the date specified on the passport/travel document, and you can use it exactly as you normally would.

Read more about changes in residence permit card