The emigrants were used to having an exit permit from their home parish, when they moved in Sweden, and they could not dream of it not being necessary to have, when they emigrated. So many of them brought this important paper with them to the U.S. Nils William Olsson wrote an interesting article about the exit permits and you can read it here.|
What did the emigrants pay for their tickets?
The answer to this question depends on when the emigrant travelled, and how far.
The emigrant agents
Some examples of ticket pricesIn 1923 a ticket from Göteborg to New York cost 450 kronor for 1 adult.
In 1923 a ticket from Göteborg to Kansas City cost $256 for 1 adult and 1 child. Just the boat ticket cost $202.