In the current circumstances, the Embassy of Ireland continues to operate on a restricted basis until further notice.
Please see below for information on services currently available.
Contact the Embassy:
- You can call the Embassy on +46 8 54504040.
- Phone lines are open Monday - Friday from 09.30 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 16.30.
- Please be aware that calls made out of hours which are not emergencies will not be answered.
- You can email the Embassy here.
- Emails are answered Monday - Friday.
- Emergency Consular assistance continues to be provided.
- Please call the Embassy on +46 8 54504040.
- When calling, you will be prompted to leave a message.
- After the tone, record your message stating your name, a brief description of the situation and a contact number.
- The Duty Officer will call you back.
- Please be aware that visa queries will not be answered via this mailbox.
As part of a wide range of travel measures announced on 26 January 2021, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, visa-free travel to Ireland for nationals of South Africa and certain countries in South America was temporarily suspended. The temporary visa requirement imposed on nationals of South Africa and certain countries in South America has been lifted, with effect from 15 June.
In addition, at that time, the Department of Justice temporarily ceased accepting new visa/preclearance applications globally, with the exception of certain priority and emergency cases.
As of 1 June, we are now accepting all long stay visa and preclearance applications.
Please note, however, that for successful applications, unless your application meets the priority/emergency criteria, a visa or preclearance approval letter will not issue until such time as public health restrictions have been lifted. For further information on the priority and emergency criteria, please see the website of Immigration Service Delivery.
We would draw your attention to the fact that COVID-19 restrictions are severely affecting visa processing times. Priority and emergency applications may take several/xx weeks to be processed. Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted directly. In order to ensure that resources can be used to best effect, we ask that you do not contact the Embassy to seek updates on your application.
It remains the position that we are not accepting short stay visa applications, unless the application meets the priority/emergency criteria. The suspension of short stay applications will continue to be reviewed in consultation with the relevant authorities in the coming weeks.
If you have a question about visas and wish to speak to the Embassy, please call us on +46 8 54504040 during office hours. Please note that questions will not be answered outside of office hours. Messages left on the emergency mailbox will not be answered.
Passports and Foreign Birth Registrations:
The Passport Service is continuing to process Passport Online applications and is scaling up operations to clear all applications on hand within 6-8 weeks.
To apply via Passport Online, please click here.
Passport Online is open to all applicants, including children, renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport who are resident in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Europe (including Sweden), Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
Paper passport applications are not currently being accepted.
If you are in Sweden and in need of a passport urgently, please email the Embassy here laying out your situation.
The routine processing of Foreign Birth Registrations is currently paused.
If you have an urgent query, such as you are an expectant parent, please contact the Passport Office through WebChat.
Please see the website of the Passport Service for further information.
You can find detailed and up to date information our Travel Advice for Sweden here.
For specific information on COVID-19 in Sweden, call 113 13.
For healthcare advice in Sweden, call 1177
You can find up to date details on travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
We look forward to returning to normal services as soon as we can.
The Embassy Stockholm Team