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Swedish citizenship for EU citizens and their families

If you have lived in Sweden for five years and have a right of residence, a residence card or a residence permit, you may apply for Swedish citizenship.

With effect from 1 April 2015, a right of residence or a residence card is equivalent to a permanent residence permit when you apply for Swedish citizenship. You must have lived in Sweden for five years with right of residence. But after you have lived with a Swedish citizen for two years you can apply for citizenship after living in Sweden for a total of three years.

Read more about the requirements for Swedish citizenship

Test here whether you meet the requirements for Swedish citizenship (Medborgarskapsguiden – in Swedish only)

If you are an EU/EEA citizen, then there is a number of additional documents that you also need to send

If you are the family member of an EU/EEA citizen, then there is a number of additional documents that you also need to send.

Last updated: 2020-02-24

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