Australian Embassy
Sweden
Finland, Latvia and Estonia

Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Sweden

This Embassy is pleased to serve Australia's interests in Sweden as well as in Finland, Latvia and Estonia.

While Australia has traditionally been associated with its rich and unique flora and fauna, there is so much to discover beyond its natural beauty.  Australia has a cutting edge economy with an emphasis on innovation, exporting high-technology products such as telecommunications, medical equipment and computer software, while maintaining its traditionally strong position as an exporter of commodities, such as coal, iron ore, wheat and beef.  Global corporations and small-to-medium sized businesses have found Australia's well-developed and friendly business environment a perfect hub for their Asian activities.  But besides the business community, Australia continues to attract millions of students, backpackers and holidaymakers year after year. 

Our aim with this website is to provide you with a useful resource to help you locate the information you need about Australia.  Whether you are interested in doing business or investing in Australia, intend on travelling to Australia for holiday, work or study, or just want to learn more about our country, or if you are an Australian citizen in the region and seek information on the services the Embassy provides, we hope you find this site useful.

Welcome, Välkommen, Tervetuloa, Laipni luzam, Tere tulemast!

 

Federal Election

The Australian federal election will be held in Australia on Saturday, 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enrol to vote.

Online applications for a postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au. Your application for a postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.

The Embassy will offer early (in-person) voting from Monday, 27 June 2016 to Friday, 1 July 2016 between the hours of 10:00am to 2:00pm. In order to be granted access the Embassy to vote in person you will need to bring your current Australian Passport as identification. There are no exceptions to this policy.

The Embassy will not be open for voting on Election Day.

For information about being overseas at election time, check out the Australian Electoral Commission.

Job Vacancy - Public Diplomacy and Research Officer

We're hiring a full-time Public Diplomacy and Research Officer to help promote Australia!  The job is responsible for developing and implementing the public diplomacy and economic diplomacy programs at the Embassy in Stockholm to promote and enhance Australia's interests in Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia.  The position also provides translating services, oversees the Embassy's social media, conducts research and analysis and reports of political, economic and legal developments relevant to Australian interests.  Check out Arbetsformedlingen for more information.

Certificate of No Impediment (CNI)

The Australian Embassy in Stockholm can no longer issue a CNI for applicants wishing to marry in Sweden as it is no longer accepted by the Swedish Tax Office (Skatteverket). If you wish to marry in Sweden you will need to provide either a “Single Status Certificate” or a “Certificate of No Record found” which can be obtained from the relevant RBDM office in Australia.

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