How do I become a citizen of Sweden?
When you apply to become a Swedish citizen:
- you must be able to prove your identity.
- you must be at least 18.
- you must have been living in Sweden for at least two years.
- you must have conducted yourself well.
How much does citizenship cost in Sweden?
The general fee for applying for citizenship is SEK 1500. Payments can be made online and the forms required to apply for or notify of citizen are all available on migrationsverket.se.
Is it hard to become a Swedish citizen?
To become a Swedish citizen, you must have been living in Sweden on a long-term basis for a certain period of time. As a rule you must have been resident in Sweden for a continuous period of five years. The easiest way to get residency is to move in with a Swedish citizen.
Is it hard to get Swedish citizenship?
That’s comforting at first, but can become an obstacle if you’re trying to fully integrate into Swedish culture. That’s to say nothing of the fact that Swedish is extremely difficult to learn. (Thankfully, you don’t have to take a language test to become a citizen.)
What jobs are in demand in Sweden?
Together with the Public Employment Agency the Swedish Migration Agency produces a list of in demand occupations.
According to the 2019 list Sweden needs:
- civil engineers.
- construction workers.
- medical secretaries.
Can I claim Swedish citizenship?
Naturalization as a Swedish citizen
Swedish citizenship can be acquired by naturalization, also known as citizenship by application. A foreigner may be granted Swedish citizenship upon meeting certain requirements, including: holding a permanent residence permit, unless a citizen of a Nordic Council country.
Can you have dual citizenship in Sweden?
Sweden permits dual citizenship. Dual citizenship means that you are a citizen in more than one country. If you become a Swedish citizen, you may retain your foreign citizenship if the other country permits it.
How long does a citizenship decision take?
In most cases, the ceremony takes place within three months after you pass the test. We’ll give you the results of your test right after you take it. If your application is non-routine, we may ask you to go to a hearing with a citizenship officer or judge, even after you pass the test.
How long does it take to get a decision from the Swedish Migration Agency?
In most cases this happens three weeks after the Swedish Migration Agency has advised you of the decision, or when you have signed a declaration of acceptance.
Does a baby born in Sweden get citizenship?
Children born in Sweden receive the same citizenship as the parents. If the child’s parents are citizens of a country outside the EU, the parents must apply for a residence permit for the child.
Do I need to speak Swedish to get citizenship?
Sweden is one of only three EU countries not to have language requirements built in to the citizenship process. At present, applicants need to have lived in Sweden for five years, or three if they are a cohabiting partner of a Swedish citizen, and be in good standing with authorities.
Is Sweden a good place to live?
Sweden is a wonderful place to live with its kind people, excellent public services and corporate culture that encourages people to have a good work-life balance. It is no surprise that many people decide to move to Scandinavia’s largest country to enjoy all of the things that Sweden has to offer.