British Ambassador to Sweden
We co-ordinate the activities of the UK government in Sweden, and work with the Swedish government and other institutions on international political and economic issues.
In 2014 we will be continuing to work closely with Sweden to secure growth and reform in the European Union and to take forward our shared foreign policy interests around the world.
We will be working to help UK companies export to Sweden and encouraging Swedes to invest in the UK.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance
British nationals who need emergency assistance outisde normal office hours should call +46 (0) 8 671 30 00 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.
Emergency travel documents
We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible.
- you have never applied for a British passport before
- you are applying on behalf of a child
An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport please visit our passport section of this website.
This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, letters and notes available at the British Embassy in Stockholm. Notarial and documentary services are available by appointment only.
Registering a birth or death
Support and information when someone dies in Sweden
If a relative or friend dies while they are in Sweden, we can help you cope with some of the steps involved. Please see our guide for more information about dealing with deaths involving British nationals in Sweden.
Getting married in Sweden
If you are planning to get married in Sweden, please see our notarial and documentary services about who you need to talk to, the documents you may need and how you can make an appointment at the British Embassy in Stockholm. If you require any official documents to be issued by the British Embassy in Stockholm please make an appointment for the appropriate service.
Travel advice for Sweden
Travel Advice for Sweden. Information, news and updates for Sweden to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or traveling in Sweden.
For information on how to legalise documents please click here. How to get offical confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authoritites. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
We also have publications for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by the Embassy, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances
- Living in Sweden
- Social Security in Europe
- Sweden - List of Lawyers
- Sweden - Consular Fees
- Sweden - Prisoner Pack
- Sweden - List of Translators and Interpreters
- Sweden - Deaths in Sweden
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How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds.
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assult, are a victim of other crimes, or are in a hospital.
- help people with mental illness
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained.
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping.
- contact family or friends for you if you want.
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters.
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our Consular fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in our Consular section.
What our consular section cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures.
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
- get you better treatment in a hospital or prison than is given to local people.
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back).
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation.
- make business arrangements on your behalf.