Notification for Swedish citizenship for young adults between the ages of 18 and 21

Foreign citizens or stateless persons between the ages of 18 and 21 may submit notification of Swedish citizenship under certain circumstances. Notification is a simpler way of becoming a Swedish citizen.

Special rules apply for citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway.

Learn more about Swedish citizenship for citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway

You may submit a notification of Swedish citizenship if you

  • have turned 18 but are under 21 and
  • have a permanent residence permit in Sweden, a right of residence or a residence card and
  • have lived in Sweden since the day you turned 13, for stateless persons the day you turned 15.

All these conditions must be fulfilled when the notification is submitted.

If you have previously received a decision on refusal of entry or deportation by the Alien's Appeal Board or the Migration Court, you must have received a permit for settlement before you turned 13 (15 if you are stateless). If you do not fulfil the requirements to submit a notification for Swedish citizenship, you must submit an application for Swedish citizenship.

Read about how to submit an application for Swedish citizenship (if  you do not fulfil the reqiurements for a notification)

If you have children

If you have children who are residents in Sweden, they will become Swedish citizens at the same time as you if

  • you have sole custody of the child or children or
  • you share custody with the other parent and he or she is a Swedish citizen or
  • the other parent becomes a Swedish citizen at the same time as you.

Submitting a notification

You can submit a notificaion for Swedish citizenship online. Since we need your signature you need to print out the notification, write your signature and send it to the Migration Agency.

Submit a notification for Swedish citizenship online

Print out the notification and send it to:

The Swedish Migration Agency
Citizenship Unit
601 70 Norrköping

When you enclose original documents, you should send the notification as registered mail. The post office will help you do this.

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In most cases you must pay a fee.

Fees for citizenship

Enclose the following documents

  • national passport, travel document or alien's passport in the original
  • receipt for payment of the notification fee or document confirming that you have paid via the internet, for example.

You should not enclose your and your children's residence permit card, your Swedish driving license or you Swedish ID card.

Further documents for EU/EEA citizens and their relatives

If you have lived in Sweden and had right of residence for five years, a judgement will be made as to whether you fulfil the conditions for these in connection with your application for Swedish citizenship. Therefore, you need to enclose documents showing that the person to which you have had right of residence as a family member fulfils the requirements for right of residence or residence card.

You should enclose documents for all the years in which your family member has had right of residence since your 13th birthday, or your 15th birthday if you are stateless. If you have had your own right of residence, you should also enclose documents for that period.

Learn more about further documents for EU/EEA citizens and their relatives

All copies which you send are to be certified.

After a decision has been made

The Swedish Migration Agency will send the decision to your address listed in the population registry. If you have become a Swedish citizen, we will also inform the Swedish Tax Agency of the decision. We will also put a block on your residence permit card, which means that the card will be invalid and can no longer be used for travel. You should not send in your residence permit card to the Swedish Migration Agency. You can destroy the card yourself by cutting it up.

If you have children with you who have become Swedish citizens and who also have residence permit cards, a block will be placed on their cards as well.

Swedish passports

Those who have become Swedish citizens can apply for a Swedish passport. An application for a Swedish passport is done through the Police.

Those who are abroad and wish to apply for a Swedish passport can do so at a Swedish embassy or consulate-general.

The Swedish policeexternal link, opens in new window

Swedish embassies and consulates-generalexternal link, opens in new window

If you do not submit a notification online

If you are not able to submit a notification online, you must fill out the form Anmälan om svenskt medborgarskap för den som har fyllt 18 men inte 21 år, number 315011. The form specifies which documents to enclose.

Anmälan om svenskt medborgarskap för den som har fyllt 18 men inte 21 år, form number 315011 (in Swedish only)PDF

Send the notification to:

The Swedish Migration Agency
Citizenship Unit
601 70 Norrköping

In most cases you must pay a fee.

Learn more about fees and how to pay

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Last updated: 2017-05-12

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