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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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Hi all

I'm applying for a K-1 visa and I am now in the process of gathering documents for my upcoming interview at the US Embassy in Stockholm. In the instructions sent to me they specifically ask for a birth certificate, and to the best of my knowledge (and after googling it) Sweden doen't even issue birth certificates.

Instead the tax agency suggests a "Personbevis", but one of those is also asked for by the embassy in the instructions.

So my question is, have any of you been to a simililar interview at the Stockholm Embassy, and what did you bring as a substitute for a birth certificate?

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I don't know the answer but you may try to contact by PM some of the Swedish members on VJ. Some of them should be able to help you (look for active ones who got their interview already). :)

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Finland doesn't issue birth certificates either, instead you need an "extract from the population information system", or utdrag ur befolkningsdatasystemet. I wonder if it's the same in Sweden?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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Finland doesn't issue birth certificates either, instead you need an "extract from the population information system", or utdrag ur befolkningsdatasystemet. I wonder if it's the same in Sweden?

Yes, it is the same thing in Sweden. You need a "personbevis" , but a specific one. As opposed to the regular personbevis it cannot be downloaded or ordered online. Call the tax authority (Skatteverket) at 020‑567 000 and ask for a personbevis in English for the US Embassy. It needs to be stamped and signed by Skatteverket. They know which kind it is. A good idea is to ask for a couple of extra ones (I needed one for the AOS application). You will get it in the mail in a few days.

Good luck with your visa journey!


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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Europe & Eurasia regional forum; topic is about obtaining a Sweden specific document.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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In Sweden, the equivalent documentation of a 'birth certificate' is a 'personbevis'.

Following is quoted from Skatteverket.se

"Om du behöver ett personbevis som du ska använda utomlands, t.ex. för att få visum, måste det vara stämplat och underskrivet av en handläggare på Skatteverket. Du kan alltså inte använda beställningstjänsten för att få ett sådant personbevis. Besök i stället ett servicekontor, ring eller skicka e-post till Skatteupplysningen."

http://www.skatteverket.se/privat/folkbokforing/bestallapersonbevis.4.18e1b10334ebe8bc80003671.html


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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Thank you for the information. :)

Actaully there was information about this in the package that embassy sent me, but at first they forgot to include all the attachments so all I got was the checklist. After I contacted them they resent the entire package including the info on birth cetificates. So now I have all the info need :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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Yes, it is the same thing in Sweden. You need a "personbevis" , but a specific one. As opposed to the regular personbevis it cannot be downloaded or ordered online. Call the tax authority (Skatteverket) at 020‑567 000 and ask for a personbevis in English for the US Embassy. It needs to be stamped and signed by Skatteverket. They know which kind it is. A good idea is to ask for a couple of extra ones (I needed one for the AOS application). You will get it in the mail in a few days.

Good luck with your visa journey!

I went to the local Skatteverket office and the clerk printed one for me right away, signed it and stamped it and send me on my way in less than two minutes. :thumbs:

I didn't think of getting getting an extra copy though.


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