Swedish citizenship for Nordic citizens

Special rules apply to Nordic citizens wishing to become Swedish citizens.

If you are a citizen of Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway and have lived in Sweden for at least five years, you can, in many cases, become a Swedish citizen through notification. This is a simpler – and cheaper – method of becoming a citizen.

How to submit a notification for Swedish citizenship

If you do not fulfil the conditions for submitting notification, you can instead submit an application for citizenship. To do this, it is sufficient that you have lived in Sweden for two years.

Learn about how to submit an application for Swedish citizenship

Special rules apply to Nordic children who apply on their own and young adults between 18 and 21.

Read about notification of Swedish citizenship for children who are Nordic citizens

Read about notification of Swedish citizenship for Nordic citizens between 18 and 21

Last updated: 2015-12-02

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