How to apply for Swedish citizenship

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

Due to planned maintenance, you cannot use our online services Sunday 29 March between 18.00 and 21.00.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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

 

Before you begin your application

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Support for online applications

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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.

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 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.

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).

If you log in with BankID and only apply for yourself, you must sign your application with BankID.

If you are including children in your application or you are logging in with a username and password, you need to print your finished application and sign it (if you cannot print your application, it will be sent automatically to your registered address within four weeks after the date of your application).

If you are applying for your child only, it is information about the child you should fill in. Please note that when you submit an online application for citizenship for children, you must log in with your username and password (not with BankID).

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

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.

5

Submitting your online application

If you have logged in with BankID and only apply for yourself, you must sign your application with BankID.

If you have included your children in your application or if you have logged in with a username and password, you need to print your finished application and sign it (if you cannot print your application, it will be sent automatically to your registered address within four weeks after the date of your application).

Sign your application and send it to us in the post.

Send your appli­ca­tion to:

Migrationsverket
Medborgarskapsenheten
601 70 Norrköping

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.

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

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: 2020-02-26

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