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Chapter 1. Foreign representation
paragraph 1 of the Foreign representation seems to be within the limits laid down by
The Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations (Su 1967:1),
The Vienna Convention on consular relations (SUN 1974:10) and
other international conventions.
section 2 of the Foreign representation consists of the judiciary,
honorary consulates and the Swedish Institute in Alexandria.
Diplomatic offices are embassies, delegations at the
international organizations and consular posts.
Judiciary, together with
State Department foreign service.
In government offices are a common secretariat for Sweden
Envoy in some countries. In the case of this Office and the
Envoy shall apply the provisions of this regulation concerning the
missions and Government managers, mutatis mutandis, as well as
the Cabinet Office announces.
section 3 of the regulations on the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, see
Ordinance (1998:1218) with instruction for the Swedish
Institute in Alexandria.
4 § A mission called Embassy or legation. A
delegation to an international organisation called
delegation or representation.
5 § A consular posts is a consulate headed by an expatriate
official. The provisions relating to the consuls and consulates in Chapter 3.
applies only to karriärkonsuler and consular posts. If something
noted or apparent from the context, referred to in this
Regulation with the Consul also Consul-General and Vice Consul, and
with the Consulate general consulate and vicekonsulat.
section 6 of the Foreign representation are subject to government offices.
Judiciary is administratively directly
subject to government offices.
section 7 of The Mission's Executive authority for the
Honorary Consulate in the country where the head of mission is
accredited. An Honorary Consulate in a
career consular district is subject to career consular post.
8 § utlandsmyndighets consular district is determined by
The Government offices.
§ 9 A head of mission representing the consulates in
Mission country in relation to its activity
the Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
section 10 of the Cabinet Office may decide on local interaction with a
other foreign service.
Within the framework of the cooperation referred to in the first subparagraph,
Government offices decide whether diplomatic or consular
presence in which Sweden does not have a foreign mission.
Within the framework of the cooperation referred to in the first subparagraph,
The Cabinet Office to admit that another country's diplomatic or
Consul is placed at a Swedish foreign mission.
Chapter 2. Utlandsmyndigheternas organisation and staff
§ 1 A mission, following a decision by the Cabinet Office have
one or more head offices elsewhere for specific
section 2 of Every foreign mission is headed by a Director.
The head of a mission is an Envoy (Ambassador) or a
The head of a delegation is a head of delegation with the position
as Envoy (Ambassador).
The head of a Consulate general is a Consul General. The head of the
a Consulate is a consul.
section 3 of A head of mission or other expatriate mission Member
get out of the Cabinet Office is appointed as counsel in a
section 4 of the request for approval (agremang) for a
Envoy or allowing a consul to exercise their
data (exequatur) made by the mission concerned on
commissioned by the Cabinet Office.
The head of a delegation is notified in the order applied
at the international organization.
§ 5 in the judiciary, there are staff who are sent by
the Government and the Government offices and personnel locally
employed or hired by the judiciary.
The Government may grant to any other authority or a
Organization puts the staff of a foreign mission.
Government Executive's responsibilities and duties
section 6 of the head of a diplomatic mission representing Sweden in
business country and maintains relations with Sweden
its Government. The Manager should make themselves familiar with the Swedish and
the country's business relationships.
The head of a delegation representing Sweden in the
International Organization and maintains the Swedish
relations with it.
The head of a Consulate maintains Sweden's relations
with consular district's local authorities.
section 7 of the head of a foreign mission is responsible for the Agency's
§ 8 the head of a foreign mission, after consultation with the
Government offices and with regard to the assigned resources
establish a business plan for the Agency, follow up
operations and analyze the results.
§ 9 the head of a foreign mission to be
1. make sure that the operations are conducted lawfully and
effectively and evolve and adapt to the requirements
placed on it,
2. ensure that the employees are familiar with the objectives
for the Agency's activities,
3. regularly inform the staff about the conditions relating to
the Authority's activities and organization, and
4. promote good working conditions and take to be and
develop employees ' knowledge, skills and
section 10 of the head of a foreign mission is responsible for the Agency's
internal and external security in the framework of the regulations
The Government reports and the security protection
The Government decides on.
section 11 of the head of a foreign mission to be to
The Cabinet Office report the conditions for safety
or for other reasons may be of importance for a posted or
local agent service connectivity at
Caseload management and utlandsmyndighetens decision
section 12 of Every foreign mission to decide on its rules of procedure
within the framework of the regulations that the Government offices
section 13 of the issues to be decided by a competent authority abroad decides
the Manager of utlandsmyndigheten.
Unless otherwise provided, the manager leave to
other officials at the Agency to decide cases that do not
is of the kind that they need to be dealt with by the Manager.
section 14 For every decision of a foreign mission, there shall be
a document showing the date of the decision, the content of the decision
and who made the decision. Decisions are not documented
in any other form shall be taken into a special protocol book
The Agency's accessibility
15 § Utlandsmyndigheten shall be available for contacts
with the individual.
In the third paragraph of article 5 of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) is
provisions on authorities ' opening hours.
Utlandsmyndighetens opening hours may be adapted to local
conditions with regard to this week's working days and
Diplomatic offices with fewer than three seconded officials,
After the decision of the Government offices closed for a limited
time for holiday or business trip, or of any other such
Delegations to international organisations, after
decision of the Government offices closed during the time when
the organisation is down.
When a foreign mission is closed to the public, please refer
to another competent authority abroad or to
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The necessary measures shall be taken to
authority to uphold its obligations to
the public pursuant to Chapter 2. freedom of the Press Act of law
to take advantage of public documents.
section 16 In a foreign mission, there should be an archive.
Provisions for Government archives, see the Archives Act
(1990:782) and archives Decree (1991:446).
Government Announces additional regulations on
Chapter 3. Utlandsmyndigheternas information
1 § Delegations, diplomatic missions and consular posts shall
1. in conjunction with the Cabinet Office push for impact and
understanding of Swedish positions in foreign policy and
other policy areas,
2. assist individual Cabinet members in their activities, and
3. pay particular attention to issues that affect Sweden as a Member
of the European Union.
section 2 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall, as
managing authorities investigate and decide in
section 3 unless otherwise provided by law, Cabinet Office
may decide to derogate from this chapter.
Monitoring and reporting
section 4 of the Delegations should, in addition to what follows from § 1,
1. If the international organisation in questions
that may be of interest to Sweden and what delegation
told of the importance for Sweden's relations with
the Organization, and
2. what the delegation learned that might be of importance for
assessment of international problems, or by the General
paragraph 5 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts should follow developments in
business country or consular district and in reports
account and analysis of the events and circumstances
interest in Sweden.
Sweden promotion activities
section 6 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall promote Swedish industry
and international trade and in co-operation with the Swedish export and
investment advice and its international organization create interest
for Swedish goods and services and project exports and
attract foreign investment to Sweden and otherwise
support the Swedish company and the Swedish business community
Diplomatic missions and consular posts shall, in countries where it
appropriate, to generate interest for Sweden as a tourist country by
to assist the authorities and bodies responsible
to promote tourism in Sweden.
At the request of the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board to missions to assist
Board decisions and measures to monitor and
section 7 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall, in a manner that is
appropriate in the country, inform about Sweden and
Swedish conditions as well as to promote contacts between Swedish and
foreign cultural and scientific institutions.
International development cooperation
paragraph 8 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall take into account in their activities
both aid and development policy perspective.
Diplomatic missions and consular posts in countries such as Sweden have
bilateral development cooperation with shall, at the request of
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
take the measures resulting from the agreements between Sweden and
business country or that otherwise fall within the page's
area of competence. Missions and consular posts shall, on
request, provide the necessary information for the page's Page
activity. Diplomatic missions and consular posts shall also, where necessary,
assist other agencies that have mandates to conduct
section 9 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall deal with
migration matters in accordance with EU regulations and
immigration law and to assist the Board, the
Police and security service in cases falling under
immigration law. Regulation (2014:1303).
section 10 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts will deal with matters under the
that Act (1978:302) and Ordinance (1997:698) if
The European Union's travel document.
Crisis or disaster situations, etc.
section 11 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall, within the framework of the
regulations as the Government Announces keep readiness
to assist the individual in crisis-or
section 12 in a crisis, disaster, severe
accident or another equivalent factor in
business country missions or posts shall examine
If someone who is a Swedish citizen or resident of Sweden has
died or been injured or otherwise affected seriously.
The authority shall inform the Government on an ongoing basis if
situation and of the measures taken in the country
on the occasion of the event.
section 13 If it appears such a difficult or more widespread
disease that typically do not occur within the business area
or that attract special attention,
the mission or Consulate immediately report it to the
The public health agency and the National Board of health and, in the case of
animal diseases, the State's agricultural work, and to report on the
measures taken to combat the disease.
Consular assistance, etc.
section 14 diplomatic missions and consular posts shall provide consular assistance
According to the detailed rules in the law.
Provisions for financial assistance to individuals abroad
see Act (2003:491) on consular financial assistance.
Diplomatic missions and consular posts shall also otherwise in a reasonable
extent to which leave individuals and Swedish legal entities
help and assistance when needed.
Support to the citizens of the European Union and for the citizens of
section 15 diplomatic missions and consular posts shall assist citizens in
Member countries of the European Union in accordance with
Article 23 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union
or according to what has been agreed with these countries about
the right to the protection of Union citizens in third country
territory. Assistance should also be provided to nationals of
Iceland and Norway in accordance with what has been agreed
with these countries within the framework of Nordic co-operation.
section 16 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts as election authority, after
consultations with the Cabinet Office, have determined to be
voting offices responsible for the administration of
röstmottagningen and shall provide such information as
The election authority request.
section 17 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall assist the Swedish
authorities with the investigation of cases relating to the determination of
section 18 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall execute any
Ordinance as a public notary is competent to perform in
Sweden under the Act (1981:1363) If a notary public, if it
does not meet any obstacle in the country's law.
Jurisdiction does not cover the taking of protest pursuant to
Bill of Exchange Act (1932:130) or check Act (1932:131) or
the issue of an apostille in accordance with 6 a of the Regulation (1982:327)
If a notary public.
Delivery of petitions to the foreign authorities and
section 19 of the diplomatic missions and consular posts shall convey and support
petitions from individuals and Swedish legal entities
to foreign government agencies and international
organizations. They should carefully assess whether previously
the request is justified.
Access to foreign territory for Government vessels, etc.
section 20 of the Missions at the request of Swedish authorities
obtain permission by diplomatic means for Government vessel,
State aircraft and military vehicle access to the
Crimes on ships and aircraft
section 21 If it comes to a mission or a consular
knowledge that a crime that belong under public prosecution has been committed
on a Swedish vessel or aircraft, or if there is
suspicion of such an offence, the Administration should as soon as possible
notify government offices.
Chapter 4. Common provisions
§ 1 the Government supervises
judiciary. The implementing a supervision has the right
to take advantage of all the documents at the Agency. Staff should
provide the information and the assistance required.
section 2 of A foreign mission to inspect subordinates
Honorary Consulate regularly and when there is
special reasons. Reports on inspections made shall be sent
to government offices.
section 3 of the Government offices may provide for
foreign organization representation and activities.
section 4 of the Government offices may also provide for
1. consular financial assistance under section 5 and section 17 of the first
paragraph and second paragraph 1 Act (2003:491) on consular
2. assistance to citizens of countries in the European Union
and nationals of Iceland and Norway provided with support of 3
Cape. section 15 as well as on the compensation of judiciary for
costs and expenses for such assistance,
3. measures taken by a competent authority abroad should take when a person
resident in Sweden or Swedish national resident
in the rest of the world has died abroad,
4. measures to be taken in a foreign mission
inheritance matters, and
5. charging for the use of industrial promotion services at
Abnormalities in specific cases
section 5 of the Government offices may decide if deviations from this
Regulation in specific cases.
paragraph 6 of the decision of a competent authority abroad may be appealed to the
The Government offices.
Cabinet Office's decision in the appeal case shall not
subject to appeal.
Utlandsmyndigheternas decisions in administrative matters,
not subject to appeal.
section 7 of the Foreign representation should not apply
the Government agencies Ordinance (2007:515).
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