To be released from Swedish citizenship

If you no longer wish to be a Swedish citizen, you may apply to be released from it.

In order to be released from your citizenship, you must

  • be a citizen of another country or
  • have the intention of applying for citizenship of another country.

If you have the intention of applying for citizenship of another country you will be released from your Swedish citizenship if you obtain another citizenship within one year.

Apply for release

Fill out the form Ansökan om att bli befriad från svenskt medborgarskap, no 312011. The form is only available in Swedish. If you live outside Sweden, submit your application to the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate.

Ansökan om att bli befriad från svenskt medborgarskap, form no. 312011PDF (in Swedish only)

If you are resident in Sweden you send it to:

The Swedish Migration Agency
Citizenship Unit
601 70 Norrköping

It costs nothing to apply to be released from Swedish citizenship.

After the decision has been made

The Swedish Migration Agency will send the decision home to you or to the Swedish embassy or consulate-general.

Last updated: 2015-07-07

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