Treaty Series No. 890

Convention Between the United States of America and Sweden, Signed at Stockholm, January 31, 1933 26

The President of the United States of America and His Majesty the King of Sweden, being desirous of regulating the question of exemption [Page 764]from military obligations of persons possessing the nationality of both the High Contracting Parties, have decided to enter into a Convention for that purpose, and have appointed as Their Plenipotentiaries:

The President of the United States of America:

The Honorable John Motley Morehead, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America at Stockholm;

His Majesty the King of Sweden:

Mr. Osten Undén, acting Chief of His Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Minister without portfolio;

who, having communicated their full powers found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:

Article 1

A person possessing the nationality of both the High Contracting Parties who habitually resides in the territory of one of them and who is in fact most closely connected with that Party shall be exempt from all military obligations in the territory of the other Party.

Article 2

The present Convention shall be ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by His Majesty the King of Sweden with the consent of the Riksdag of Sweden and shall enter in effect three months after the exchange of ratifications at Washington and shall remain in force until the expiration of six months from the day on which one of the Parties shall have given notice to the other for its termination.

In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention in duplicate in the English and Swedish languages and have thereunto affixed their seals.

Done at Stockholm the 31st day of January, 1933.

John Motley Morehead

[seal]
Östen Undén

[seal]
  1. In English and Swedish; Swedish text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, February 6, 1935; ratified by the President, February 11, 1935; ratified by Sweden, June 2, 1933; ratifications exchanged at Washington, February 20, 1935; proclaimed by the President, May 20, 1935.