Gradual Closing of the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur

As part of the gradual closing of the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, the embassy stopped on 15 June serving Swedish nationals in Malaysia regarding:
– application of passports, national id-cards or renewal of drivers licenses
– application of social security numbers
– application of residence and work permits
– certificates of any kind

Swedish nationals will now instead have to contact the Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta for these matters. Swedish nationals must also go to Jakarta to leave biometric information and pick up their new Swedish residence permit cards.

Info on the Embassy in Jakarta is here:

In the long term, it is intention is to establish an Honorary Consulate General in Kuala Lumpur where Swedish nationals can pick-up (but not apply for) passports, national id-cards and drivers licences. The consulate will also be able to assist Swedish citizens in need and hand out emergency passports.

Regarding Visa applications to visit Sweden, these matters will be handled by the Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur. Further information on visas is available on the Danish Embassy’s homepage

Although the Embassy of Sweden will from now on focus on internal matters related to the closure, the Embassy is still available for urgent matters Monday to Thursday between 10 am – 4 pm and Friday between 10 am – 2 at +60 (0) 17 2110 503. During weekends you can reach the embassy between 10 am – 12 noon at +60 (0)17 2110 503 until July 14. It is also possible to leave a voice message.

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