My Swedish passport is finally here! 😉
When I received my Swedish Citizenship December last year, I am so eager and excited to apply for my National ID and Swedish passport. So as soon as all the holidays is finally over and all the government offices here are fully back into business, my husband and I decided to apply for our Swedish passport. (At last! after 1 month LOL! I almost forget about it seriously!). After 3 years of living life here in Sweden with my swede husband, I can officially call myself a Swede!…and I’m loving it! even more better now that I have my Swedish Passport too!
Processing of getting a passport here in Sweden is quite different from what I’m used to in the Philippines (well! you know what I mean if you experienced the old way of getting a passport before sa Pinas 😉 I’ll tell you its like conquering the highest mountain of the PH just to get into the top! but I hear nowadays there’s a lot of improvement going on with the new admin unlike before 🙂 that is good to hear). Anyway what I noticed here is that, there’s no formal application process, no long queue or forms to fill-up for you to apply just bring your self and your valid ID’s then off to go. Although I bought all my important documents with me that time they didn’t even bother to check it up 😉 .
⇨ Persons who recently received his/her Swedish citizenship:
When a person with foreign citizenship becomes a Swedish citizen, it takes few days before the information will be added to the National Accounts Register by the Swedish Tax Agency. So If you apply for a passport or national ID card BEFORE the information has been submitted, you MUST include the Swedish citizenship decision in original from the Swedish Migration Board.
All passports and national ID cards are handled through the Police office. Yup! u hear me right? in the POLICE OFFICE so better behave your butt off and be nice hehe. If you live in Stockholm you can simply go to bokapassitstockholm to book for an appointment and if happen you are not living in Stockholm just like me. Find the nearest Police office near you and inquire about it because some police office allowed drop-in applicants and some don’t so better check it ahead of time before going there so you will not waste your time and effort.