Alfred Nobel Presentation and Reception

At the meeting of the Consular Ladies Club, the Swedish Honorary Consul General in Houston, Astrid Marklund, had a talk about the history of the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize. A prize that is awarded on December 10th every year in Stockholm.

Above Image: Swedish Honorary Consul General in Houston, Astrid Marklund and the president of the Consular Ladies Club, Emmanuelle Andres from France.



Sweden’s US ambassador visiting Houston

In November 2018 the Swedish Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter came to Houston to visit. 

Above Image: Karin Olofsdotter and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Below Image: Swedish company representatives at a meeting with the ambassador at the Swedish Consulate in Houston.

Below Image: Karin Olofsdotter meeting with Dr Tony Pena, head of Mexico Center at Baker Institute.

Below Image: Ambassador Olofsdotter and Ambassador Djerejian, head of the Baker Institute.

Below Image: Meeting with the Jewish community,  AJC in Houston

Below Images: Dinner reception at the residence of the Honorary Consul General in Houston, Astrid Marklund.





Ingmar Bergman screenings in Austin

Austin Film Society is continuing the Ingmar Bergman Celebration

with the following Screenings.


For tickets see

Sunday September 9, 2018 at 3.15 pm THE MAGICIAN

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 2.00 pm SUMMER WITH MONIKA

Sunday September 23, 2018 at 2.00 pm THE SILENCE

Sunday September 30, 2018 at 1.30 pm PERSONA

Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 7.00 pm PERSONA

Another Swedish film, Silvana, will be screened at aGLIFF Film Festival on Saturday September 8, 2018  at 1.45 pm 

For tickets visit aGLIFF

SXSW I Austin March 9 – 18, 2018

This year Scandinavian Airlines provided charter flights between Stockholm and Austin, Texas.

They also rented a restaurant across the street from the main entrance to the Convention Center.

During SXSW it was called SCANDINAVIAN HOUSE. It was a great meeting place for all Scandinavians and events were held there hosted by each Scandinavian country.


This year the Scandinavian House and SXSW was visited by Crown Prince Harald of Norway.


Among many Swedish groups we met wilt “Emma Elisabeth”.

We also met with a Saudi women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif


Book Review of “The Sandman” at Murder by the Bookstore

Swedish author Lars Kepler will sign and discuss The Sandman (Knopf; $27.95)

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of the critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their internationally best-selling Joona Linna series has sold more than ten million copies in forty languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels. They live in Stockholm, Sweden. Translated by Neil Smith.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 6:30pm

At: Murder by the Book Store 

2342 Bissonnet St.

Houston, TX 77005

Mobile Passport Station

The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.


The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March 20 – 22, 2018.  To request an appointment please email  or you can call (713) 953-1417.

You need to provide the following information for your reservation: 

  • Full name of all applicants
  • Personal Number (personnummer) or coordination number
  • Resident status in the U.S.
  • Swedish passport expiration date
  • Daytime phone number and email address
  • Preferred time and date
  • Deposit of $ 50 per applicant by check or credit card payment. This will be deducted from the total charge.

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your old Swedish Passport
  • Other ID such as US Driver’s license
  • Visa or Green Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization if you are a US citizen
  • Remaining payment of $ 125 by credit card, check or cash. Total charge is $ 175 including fedex fee.

For Children please bring:

  • Guardian Certificate signed by both parents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage License of the parents