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Sweden: Documentary requirements for the issuance of a Swedish passport to a minor child with Swedish citizenship, of Swedish parents in cases where both have custody of the child and in cases where the parents are divorced; whether there have been any changes in these requirements since January 2000

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 11 September 2003
Citation / Document Symbol SWE41883.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sweden: Documentary requirements for the issuance of a Swedish passport to a minor child with Swedish citizenship, of Swedish parents in cases where both have custody of the child and in cases where the parents are divorced; whether there have been any changes in these requirements since January 2000, 11 September 2003, SWE41883.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/403dd21b4.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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In correspondence with the Research Directorate, the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa declared that where the parents both have custody of the minor child, both are required to sign on the child's application for passport, thereby allowing the child to receive a Swedish passport (Sweden 9 Sept. 2003). The parents are also required to present their passports (ibid.).

In cases where the parents are divorced and only one of them has custody of the minor child, a court decision declaring the individual with the legal custody of the child is required, along with only the legal guardian's signature on the child's passport application (ibid.). The Website of the Embassy of Sweden, in Ottawa, indicates that where the parents are divorced, "a copy of the custody documents" is required (Sweden 28 Aug. 2003).

There have been no changes to these requirements since January 2000 (Sweden 9 Sept. 2003).

This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

References

Sweden. 9 September 2003. Embassy of Sweden, Ottawa. Correspondence from the Councellor.
_____. 28 August 2003. Embassy of Sweden, Ottawa. "Swedish Passport." [Accessed 5 Sept. 2003]

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