Losing or retaining a citizenship

If you have become a Swedish citizen by application you cannot lose your Swedish citizenship if you move abroad. If you are a Swedish citizen and were born and are resident abroad, you may in certain cases lose your Swedish citizenship when you reach the age of 22.

Learn more about how to keep your Swedish citizenship when you reach the age of 22, if you were born and are resident abroad

Some states do not allow dual citizenship. In some cases, you may lose your foreign citizenship if you become a Swedish citizen.

Learn more about losing your foreign citizenship if you become a Swedish citizen

If you have lost or been released from Swedish citizenship, you may, under certain circumstances, regain it.

Learn more about regaining Swedish citizenship

Read about what to do if you wish to be released from your Swedish citizenship

Last updated: 2017-05-16

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