How to apply for Swedish citizenship

The following contains information about how you can apply for Swedish citizenship as an adult.


Check that you meet the requirements before you apply

You must meet all of the requirements for becoming a Swedish citizen when you submit an application. If you do not meet the requirements, then your application will be rejected.

To be able to become a Swedish citizen, you must

Test whether you meet the requirements before applying for Swedish citizenship.


You can include your children in your application

If you have children who are under the age of 18 and who live in Sweden, they can become Swedish citizens at the same time as you.

In order to include your children in your application, you must have sole custody over the child or children, or joint custody with another parent who has given their consent.

If you include your children in your appli­ca­tion, then you must keep in mind that

  • it is necessary to add the details of your child or children to your application (do not send a separate application for the children)
  • the children who have reached the age of 12 must agree that they want to become Swedish citizens (in a web application, the children must sign with BankID and in a form application, they must sign by hand)
  • if your children are not born in Sweden then you need to send an original copy of a decision which states that you have sole custody of the children
  • you do not need to pay fees for children.

Infor­ma­tion for appli­cants who have children during the proces­sing period

If you have children during the processing period and want your new child to become a Swedish citizen at the same time as you, then you and the other custodian of the child must inform the Swedish Migration Agency of this by sending a letter signed by you both.


Submit your application online

Before begin­ning your appli­ca­tion make sure that you

  • have a valid email address
  • have a BankID
  • are able to pay the fees by card.

Apply online as follows

  • log in
  • answer all questions in order to progress through your application (only use the buttons in the form to navigate back and forward through the pages).

If you are applying for your child only, it is information about the child you should fill in

If you are applying for a child, then the custodian(s) need to sign the application with a BankID. If the child is over 12 years old, the child must also sign with BankID.


When you apply online, you pay the fee with a credit card in connection with the application. You can pay with VISA and MasterCard. The card must be enabled for Internet payment. Contact your bank for more information.

Application fees for citizenship

Problems paying by card

If you experience any problems paying your application fee by card, then you will generally see an error notification with technical information on how to proceed. These types of problems are unrelated to the Swedish Migration Agency’s system and we are therefore unable to provide support for them. If you have problems paying with your card, please contact your bank.


If you are unable to apply online

If you are unable to apply online, you can complete the form entitled Application for Swedish Citizenship for Adults, number 316011PDF. You will find information on the application form explaining which documents you need to attach.

Send your appli­ca­tion to:

601 70 Norrköping

Application fees for citizenship

If you change your mind and no longer want to apply

If you want to withdraw your application, you must say so in a written letter to the Swedish Migration Agency. In the letter, you must state your name, date of birth, personal identity number (if you have one) and your case number. Also state your telephone number and address so that the Swedish Migration Agency can reach you if we have any questions. You must sign the letter. If you have given a power of attorney to someone, that person can withdraw the application on your behalf.

Last updated: 2021-04-29