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Swedish passports are issued to nationals of Sweden for the purpose of international travel. Besides serving as proof of Swedish citizenship, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from Swedish consular officials abroad or other European Union members in case a Swedish consular is absent, if needed. For travel into and staying in countries that have implemented the Schengen Agreement, a passport is not required if one has a Swedish national identity card.

The passports are issued by the Swedish Police and applications are filed at police stations which have a passport office. Passports issued since October 1, 2005 are of a biometric variety, and valid for five years.[1 ] Earlier passports are valid for ten years (adults) or five years (children). The blue cover passports issued up until 1998 (and not valid after 2008) are not valid as identity documents in Sweden due to insufficient security features which resulted in widespread forgery.

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Physical appearance and data contained

The Swedish passports issued since October 1, 2005 are burgundy, with the words "EUROPEISKA UNIONEN" (English: EUROPEAN UNION), "SVERIGE" (English: SWEDEN) and "PASS" (English: PASSPORT) inscribed at the top of the front cover, and the Swedish lesser coat of arms emblazoned on the bottom of the front cover. The Swedish passport has the standard biometric symbol emblazoned bellow the coat of arms and uses the standard European Union design.

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Identity information page

The Swedish Passport includes the following data:

  • Photo of Passport Holder
  • Type (P)
  • Code (SWE)
  • Passport No.
  • 1 Surname
  • 2 Given Names
  • 3 Nationality
  • 3a. Height
  • 4 Date of Birth
  • 4a. Personal Id. No.
  • 5 Sex
  • 6 Place of Birth
  • 7 Authority
  • 8 Date of Issue
  • 9 Date of Expiry
  • 10 Holder's Signature

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Biometric data

The biometric passports contain an RFID chip containing the passport's printed data in a digital format along with the photograph in a JPEG format along with a digital key to verify the that the data contained is authentic and hasn't been tampered with. The data in the chip can only be accessed after using the printed codes on the lower part of the passport's person page.[2 ] The European Union requires fingerprint data to be stored on the member state's passports at latest in June 2009. Sweden will start storing fingerprint data when applying for a new passport on 28 June 2009.

Languages

The data page/information page is printed in Swedish, English and French. The page containing the guide to check the security features of the data page is printed only in English.

Visa-free and Visa-on-arrival Travel

Visa free or visa on arrival

Africa

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Botswana 90 days [1]
 Comoros A free 24 h transit visa issued upon arrival at the airport. Within 24 hours this must be converted into a full visa at the immigration office in Moroni
(fee payable) [2]
 Djibouti 1-month visa can be obtained upon arrival for DJF5,000 [3]
 Egypt 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$20 [4]
 Ethiopia 3-month tourist visa issued upon arrival (Addis Ababa Airport only; US$40 and two passport photos required) [5]
 Gambia 90 days [6]
 Kenya 3-month visa may be issued upon arrival (may cause delays - pre-arrival visa strongly recommended) [7][8]
 Lesotho 14 days [9]
 Madagascar 90-day visa issued upon arrival for MGA 140,000; visa obtained prior to arrival strongly recommended [10]
 Malawi 90 days [11]
 Mauritius 6 months in a year (tourist), 90 days in a year (business) [12][13]
 Mayotte 3 months [14]
 Morocco 3 months [15]
 Mozambique 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$25 [16][17]
 Namibia 3 months [18]
 Réunion unlimited access [19]
 Rwanda 3 months [20]
 Saint Helena 90 days
 Seychelles 1 month [21]
 South Africa 90 days [22]
 Swaziland 60 days [23]
 Tanzania 3 month visa issued upon arrival for USD 50 [24][25]
 Togo 7-day visa can be obtain upon arrival for XOF10,000~35,000 [26]
 Tunisia 3 months [27]
 Uganda 3 month visa can be obtained upon arrival for USD 50 [28][29]
 Zambia 3 month visa issued upon arrival (single entry visa fee USD 50) [30][31]
 Zimbabwe 3-month holiday/1-month business visa issued upon arrival for USD 30 ~ 55 [32]

Americas

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 Anguilla 3 months [33][34]
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 month [35][36]
 Argentina 90 days [37]
 Aruba 3 months [38]
 Bahamas 3 months [39]
 Barbados 6 months [40][41]
 Belize 1 month [42]
 Bermuda 6 months [43][44]
 Bolivia 90 days [45]
 Brazil 90 days [46]
 British Virgin Islands 30 days [47]
 Canada 6 months [48][49]
 Cayman Islands 30 days [50]
 Chile 90 days [51]
 Colombia 90 days [52][53]
 Costa Rica 90 days [54]
 Dominica 6 months [55]
 Dominican Republic 30-day tourist card issued on arrival USD 10 [56]
 Ecuador 90 days [57][58]
 El Salvador 90 days [59][60]
 Falkland Islands 30 days [61][62]
 French Guiana unlimited access [63]
 Greenland 3 months [64]
 Grenada 3 months [65][66]
 Guadeloupe unlimited access [67]
 Guatemala 90 days [68]
 Guyana 90 days [69]
 Haiti 3 months [70][71]
 Honduras 3 months [72]
 Jamaica 90 days [73][74]
 Martinique unlimited access [75]
 Mexico 180 days tourist/30 days business [76][77]
 Montserrat 3 months [78]
 Netherlands Antilles 14 days [79]
 Nicaragua 90 days [80]
 Panama 90 days [81]
 Peru 90 days [82]
 Puerto Rico 90 days [83][84]
 Saint Barthélemy unlimited access [85]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 months [86][87]
 Saint Lucia 6 weeks [88]
 Saint Martin unlimited access [89]
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 90 days [90]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month [91]
 Trinidad and Tobago 90 days [92]
 Turks and Caicos Islands 30 days [93]
 United States of America 90 days - pre-travel internet registraion (ESTA) required [94]
 Uruguay 3 months [95]
 U.S. Virgin Islands 90 days - pre-travel internet registraion (ESTA) required [96]
 Venezuela 3 months [97]

Asia

Countries and Territories Conditions of access

ASEAN

 Brunei Darussalam 30 days [98]
 Cambodia 30-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 20/USD 25 [99]
 Indonesia 30-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 25 [100]
 Laos 15-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 30 [101]
 Malaysia 3 months [102]
 Philippines 21 days [103]
 Singapore 30 days [104]
 Thailand 30 days [105]
 Vietnam 15 days [106]

Non-ASEAN

 Armenia 120-day visa issued upon arrival for AMD 15,000 [107]
 Azerbaijan 30-day visa issued upon arrival for US$100 [108]
 Bahrain 14-day visa issued upon arrival for BHD5 [109][110]
 Bangladesh 90-day visa issued upon arrival for USD50 [111]
 Republic of China (Taiwan) 30 days [112]
 Georgia 360 days [113]
 Hong Kong 90 days [114]
 Iraq (only Kurdistan region) visa issued upon arrival (free of charge [115]
 Israel 3 months [116]
 Japan 3 months [117]
 Jordan visa issued upon arrival for JOD10 [118][119]
 South Korea 90 days [120]
 Kuwait 3-month visa issued upon arrival for KWD5 [121]
 Kyrgyzstan 1-month visa issued upon arrival (fee USD 35 ~ USD 70) [122]
 Lebanon 1-month visa issued upon arrival(free of charge) [123][124]
 Macau 90 days [125]
 Maldives 30 day visa issued upon arrival free of charge [126]
 Mongolia visa can be issued upon arrival [127]
 Nepal 60-day visa issued upon arrival for US$30 [128]
 Oman visa issued upon arrival : 1 month (OMR 6), 1 year multiple entries stay up to 3-week per visit (OMR 10) [129]
 Qatar 21-day visa can be issued upon arrival [130]
 Sri Lanka 30 days [131]
 Timor-Leste 30-day visa issued upon arrival for USD 30 [132]
 United Arab Emirates 30 days [133]
 Yemen 1-month visa issued upon arrival for YER10,500 [134]

Europe

Countries and Territories Conditions of access

European Union

 Austria unlimited access [135][136]
 Belgium unlimited access [137][138]
 Bulgaria unlimited access [139][140]
 Cyprus unlimited access [141][142]
 Czech Republic unlimited access [143][144]
 Denmark right of abode [145][146][147]
 Estonia unlimited access [148][149]
 Finland right of abode [150][151][152]
 France unlimited access [153][154]
 Germany unlimited access [155][156]
 Gibraltar unlimited access [157]
 Greece unlimited access [158][159]
 Hungary unlimited access [160][161]
 Republic of Ireland unlimited access [162][163]
 Italy unlimited access [164][165]
 Latvia unlimited access [166][167]
 Lithuania unlimited access [168][169]
 Luxembourg unlimited access [170][171]
 Malta unlimited access [172][173]
 Netherlands unlimited access [174][175]
 Poland unlimited access [176][177]
 Portugal unlimited access [178][179]
 Romania unlimited access [180][181]
 Slovakia unlimited access [182][183]
 Slovenia unlimited access [184][185]
 Spain unlimited access [186][187]
 Sweden Swedish citizens have the Right of Abode [188][189]
 United Kingdom unlimited access [190]

Non-EU

 Albania 90 days [191]
 Andorra 90 days [192]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 days [193]
 Croatia 90 days [194][195]
 Faroe Islands 90 days [196]
 Guernsey 6 months [197]
 Iceland unlimited access (EEA) [198]
 Isle of Man 6 months
 Jersey 6 months
 Liechtenstein unlimited access (EEA) [199]
 Moldova 90 days[200]
 Monaco 90 days [201]
 Montenegro 90 days [202]
 Norway right of abode (EEA) [203][204]
 San Marino 90 days [205]
 Serbia 90 days [206]
 Switzerland unlimited access [207]
 Turkey 90 days[208]
 Vatican City 90 days [209]

Oceania

Countries and Territories Conditions of access
 American Samoa 30 days [210]
 Australia eVisitor visa required (free of charge) [211]
 Cook Islands 31 days [212]
 Fiji 6 months [213]
 French Polynesia 90 days [214]
 Guam 90 days - pre-travel internet registraion (ESTA) required [215]
 Kiribati 28 days [216][217]
 Marshall Islands 28 days [218]
 Micronesia 30 days[219]
 New Caledonia 90 days [220]
 New Zealand 3 months [221]
 Niue 30 days [222]
 Northern Mariana Islands 30 days [223]
 Palau 30-day visa issued upon arrival (free of charge) [224][225]
 Papua New Guinea 60-day visa issued upon arrival for PGK100 (tourist), PGK500 (business) [226]
 Samoa 60 days [227]
 Solomon Islands 3 months [228]
 Tokelau free cruising permit can be obtain in Apia, Samoa [229]
 Tonga 31-day visa issued upon arrival (free of charge) [230]
 Tuvalu 1-month visa issued upon arrival free of charge [231]
 Vanuatu 30 days [232][233]
 Wallis and Futuna 90 days

References


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