Stena Line carries out ID controls between Denmark and Sweden, Germany and Sweden, Poland and Sweden, Latvia and Sweden (both ways), Germany and Latvia and Denmark and Norway.
In terms of approved ID documents Stena Line follows the recommendations from the Swedish Police. The basic requirements for an ID document is that it will be equipped with an individual numbering, the holder's signature, a photograph of the holder and information about period of validity and who is the issuer of the document.
The following are examples of documents that are accepted:
• Passports issued in the EU/EEA
• National ID card, issued in the EU/EEA
• Driver's license issued in the EU/EEA
• SIS-marked ID cards, ie Swedish ID card issued by a bank, for example,
• Other ID documents that meet the basic requirements for an ID document mentioned in the text above.
For travelers coming from countries outside the EU/EEA passport is the valid ID Document.
Age limits and ID controls
All passengers on a booking must have valid ID-documents but children under 16 years of age, travelling together with parent/parents are excepted.
For children under 16 who are on a school trip in company of an adult who is responsible, it is sufficient the adult person brings its own ID document and a list of the accompanying children and their personal data to meet the requirements.
Please note! The rules above are Stena Lines general rules applied to what documentation is mandatory when travelling on the routes above. It is the customer’s responsibility to before the trip check which documentation is needed for the country he or she is travelling to. As an example Germany is currently having inner Schengen controls, meaning that Passport or National ID card is required if you want to enter the country.