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1. Introduction

There are currently 109 embassies in Stockholm, 2 consulates general in Gothenburg and 16 international organisations in Sweden with seat agreements or a similar legal basis.

For the sake of brevity foreign embassies, career consular posts and international organisations with seat agreements are often referred to in the guide as 'missions' and their personnel as 'staff'.

The status (including privileges and immunities) of embassies, consular posts and international organisations in Sweden is governed by the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963), and the various seat agreements and conventions that have been concluded concerning international organisations. Sweden's obligations under these conventions and seat agreements regarding privileges and immunities have been incorporated into Swedish law through the Act on Immunities and Privileges in Certain Cases. The Act (in Swedish) is available on the link below. 

Lagen (1976:661) om immunitet och privilegier i vissa fall


Protocol Department
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Visiting address Gustav Adolfs torg 1
Address 103 39 STOCKHOLM
email to Protocol Department