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
Information about how to get an emergency travel document if your UK passport is lost or stolen.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport please visit our passport section of this website.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
Please note that the Consular section cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications. For all visa enquiries, please contact the UK Border Agency
Notarial and documentary services
Registering a birth or death
Understanding your legal requirements in Sweden and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
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.
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 Consulate-General, 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
If you would like to receive our consular newsletter by email, please register your e-mail address at email@example.com.
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 recieve 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.