How To Obtain Swedish Citizenship

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How To Obtain Swedish Citizenship
How To Obtain Swedish Citizenship

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Issues related to the acquisition, restoration and loss of Swedish citizenship are dealt with in the Swedish Citizenship Act. The basic principle of obtaining citizenship is the principle of kinship. The Citizenship Law underwent significant changes in 2001 when the ban on second citizenship was lifted. In this article, we will look at the procedure for obtaining Swedish citizenship on various grounds.

How to obtain Swedish citizenship
How to obtain Swedish citizenship


Step 1

The first way to obtain Swedish citizenship is automatic. A child born either to a Swedish citizen or to a Swedish citizen who is married to the child's mother can automatically obtain Swedish citizenship. If a child from a Swedish citizen was born without marriage, then the decision of the issue depends on the place of birth of the child.

Step 2

In cases of adoption of children by Swedish citizens, the child also automatically acquires Swedish citizenship if the child is less than 12 years old. In addition, the adoption decision must be made or approved by an authorized organization in Sweden and must comply with all the requirements of state law. If at the time of adoption the child is over 12 years old, then he can become a full citizen of Sweden only through naturalization.

Step 3

The second way to obtain Swedish citizenship is citizenship through naturalization. A foreigner can apply for citizenship of the country if he fits into the criteria set by law. First, the candidate must have a permit for permanent residence in Sweden or for permanent residence for a period of more than 5 years (only for citizens of the EEC member states). In addition, the applicant must documentarily prove that he has lived in the country for at least 5 years.

Step 4

Some categories of persons are eligible for citizenship under a simplified scheme. First, the residency requirement for refugees from other states and for candidates without citizenship (nationality) is reduced from 5 to 4 years. For citizens of Norway and Finland, this period has been more than halved - it is enough for them to live in Sweden for 2 years. In addition, naturalization terms have been reduced for former Swedish citizens who have lost their citizenship, persons who have legally married to Swedish nationals, persons working in Swedish companies in other countries, and so on.

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