Swedish passport for sale
|First issued||1812 (first passport regulations, as amendment to the Basic Laws of Sweden) |
1998 (first machine-readable EU design)
1 October 2005 (first biometric version)
2 January 2012 (second biometric version)
1 January 2022 (current biometric version)
|Expiration||5 years after issuance for individuals aged 12 and above; 3 years for citizens 11 and under.|
|Cost||400 SEK (1,600 at embassies)|
Swedish passports (Swedish: Svenskt pass) 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 EU or Nordic missions if a Swedish embassy or consulate is not available).
Swedish passports are issued by the Swedish Police and applications are made at police stations equipped with a passport terminal for taking photographs and fingerprints. Passports issued since 1 October 2005 are biometric, and valid for five years. Earlier passports were valid for ten years (adults) or five years (children).
It is possible for a Swedish citizen to hold two valid passports at the same time if it is needed for work or other special reasons for as long as the necessity applies, but not longer than the ordinary passport is valid for. This can be useful when travelling to states which reject a passport with an entry stamp or visa of another state in it (Israel vs several Arab states). It can also be used when the ordinary passport is held by another country’s embassy for processing a visa application.
In 2013, Swedish passports were reported to be among the most frequently traded passports on the black market. The reason cited was that there was no limit on the number of replacement passports a holder could request. This prompted calls for legislation to limit the number of times replacement passports could be issued per individual. On 15 April 2016 a new law was enacted so that no more than three passports could be issued to the same person within a five-year period.
Every Swedish citizen is also a citizen of the European Union and the passport, along with the national identity card allows for freedom of movement in any of the states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. For travel within the Nordic countries, the Nordic Passport Union allows Nordic citizens to move freely without requiring identity documentation.
Physical appearance and data contained
The Swedish passports issued since 1 October 2005 are burgundy, with the words “EUROPEISKA UNIONEN” (EUROPEAN UNION), “SVERIGE” (SWEDEN) and “PASS” (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 below the coat of arms and uses the standard European Union design. Diplomatic passports are dark blue, with the words “DIPLOMATPASS” (DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT) and “SVERIGE” (SWEDEN)
Identity information page
The Swedish Passport includes the following printed data:
- Photo of Passport Holder
- Type (P)
- Code (SWE)
- Passport No.
- 1 Surname
- 2 Given Names
- 3 Nationality (SVENSK SWEDISH)
- 3a. Personal Id. No.
- 4 Date of Birth
- 4a. Height
- 5 Sex
- 6 Date of Issue
- 7 Date of Expiry
- 8 Place of Birth
- 9 Authority
- 10 Holder’s Signature
The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone starting with P<SWE. In addition to this, the passport also has printed safeguards to make it easier to visually detect forgery attempts.
Different spellings of the same name
The name in the non-machine-readable zone is spelled as in the national population register, i.e. transliterated to Latin script if required. In the machine-readable zone, letters outside the A–Z range like å, ä or ö are mapped to digraphs, å becoming AA, ä becoming AE, and ö becoming OE. For example: Fältskog → FAELTSKOG. Letters with accents are replaced by simple letters (for example, é → E).
The current series of passports contain an RFID chip with 16 data groups (DGs).
- DG1 – MRZ, mandatory
- DG2 – Face, mandatory
- DG3 – Finger, optional (Mandatory for EU Schengen and EU MS)
- DG4 – Iris, optional
- DG14 – SecurityInfo, optional
- DG15 – Active authentication public key, optional
- SO – Security object, mandatory
The security object contains signed hash values of all data groups. Correctly verifying this SOD with its PKI certificate hierarchy will tell that the passport is authentic and issued by the correct and valid issuer. Even the public available data (DG1, DG2, DG14, DG15, SO) in the chip requires decryption with a key printed in the machine-readable zone, which aims to prevent the chip from being read without the user’s consent. Sweden started capturing and storing fingerprint data for new passport applications on 28 June 2009, as required by the European Union.
The data page/information page is printed in Swedish and English, with translation in other official languages of the European Union elsewhere in the document. The page containing the guide to check the security features of the data page is printed only in English.
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