How to apply for Swedish citizenship

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

 Please note that the online application for Swedish citizenship is only available in Swedish.

 

1

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.

In order to become a Swedish citizen, you must

Take a test to check whether you meet the requirements before applying for Swedish citizenship.

2

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)
  • children who have turned 12 need to give their consent and sign the application in
    order to become Swedish citizens
  • if your children are 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.

3

You must send the following documents alongside your application

You will need to submit

  • your passport from your home country and/or your identity card from the
    home country in original
  • your Swedish travel document or your Swedish alien’s passport in original
    (if you apply for your children this also applies to them).

If you are an EU/EEA citizen, then there is a number of additional documents that you also need to send.

If you are the family member of an EU/EEA citizen, then there is a number of additional documents that you also need to send.

4

Submit your application online

Before beginning your application make sure that you

  • have a valid email address
  • are able to pay the fees by card or via online banking at the same time as you make your application (your card must be activated for online banking)
  • give the Swedish Migration Agency approval to begin processing your application before we receive your signed letter
  • have your national passport or identity card from your country of origin to hand as we will ask questions about information contained in these documents.

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)
  • printing out and signing your completed application (if you are unable to print out your application then it will be sent to you automatically at your registered address within three weeks from the date of your application).

If you are only applying for your child, then there are some details that your child needs to fill in. If you are applying for a child, then the custodian(s) need to sign the application.

 

 

Please note that the online application for Swedish citizenship is only available in Swedish.

 

Payment

Du betalar avgiften via någon av våra betaltjänster när du har fyllt i din ansökan. Du kan betala med kort (VISA och MasterCard). Kortet måste vara aktiverat för internetbetalning. Kontakta din bank om du vill få mer information.

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.

5

Submitting your online application

Once you have completed your application online, you will need to print it out. If you are unable to print out your application, then it will be sent to you automatically at your registered address within three weeks from the date of your application.

Sign your application and send it to us in the post. Remember to enclose the (original) documents required in order to prove your identity.

Send your application to:

Migrationsverket
Medborgarskapsenheten
601 70 Norrköping

Because you are sending original documents alongside your application, you should send it by registered mail. You will be able to get help with this at your local post office.

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You can also book an appointment at a service centre in Norrköping or Västerås in order to submit your online application/notification of Swedish citizenship.

6

If you are unable to apply online

If you submit your application online, we will receive it more quickly and avoid the need to unnecessarily request supplementary details in your application. You can book an appointment at a service centre in Norrköping or Västerås in order to submit your online application/notification. You will only be able to book an appointment if you have made your application/notification online.

 

But 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:

Migrationsverket
Medborgarskapsenheten
601 70 Norrköping

Read more about the fees and how to pay them

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Last updated: 2019-03-04

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