Next steps after a decision on citizenship

The following explains what happens next after a decision on citizenship has been made.

If you have become a Swedish citizen

The decision will be sent to your registered address and to the Swedish Tax Agency. Your residence permit card will be blocked and rendered invalid. If you have children who have become Swedish citizens, then their residence permit cards will be blocked as well.

You will be able to apply for a Swedish passport through the police. You can read how to apply for a Swedish passport on the police’s websiteexternal link, opens in new window. If you are abroad and wish to apply for a Swedish passport, you may do so at a Swedish embassy or consulate-general. You can find information about Swedish embassies and consulate-generals hereexternal link, opens in new window.

If the Swedish Migration Agency rejects your application

The Swedish Migration Agency will send the decision to your registered address. You can appeal the decision within three weeks from the date on which you receive it. Information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in your decision documentation.

Last updated: 2019-02-06

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