In order to live and work in Sweden, you do not need to be a citizen of this country. It is enough to have a valid residence permit or citizenship of another country of the European Union. However, citizenship opens up additional opportunities for a person - the right to vote, hold a number of government positions, and others. So how do you get Swedish citizenship?
It is necessary
- - passport;
- - residence;
- - money to pay the duty.
Determine if you are eligible for Swedish citizenship. These people include children adopted by Swedish citizens, children with a Swedish parent, children of people who have married a Swede or a Swede, children of a person who has acquired Swedish citizenship himself. People who have lived in Sweden for five years (four years - for refugees, three years - for wives / husbands of Swedish citizens) are also entitled to naturalization (registration of citizenship), have a permanent residence permit and have not committed any offenses. At the same time, it is necessary to be integrated into society - to work or be married to a Swedish citizen, to know the language.
Start preparing documents for obtaining citizenship. In addition to a passport and a permanent residence permit (PUT), prepare papers confirming the right to apply for citizenship. This can be a document on marriage with a Swedish citizen, a work contract, and so on. If you are applying for citizenship with a child, you will need to provide both their passport and residence permit.
Contact the Swedish Immigration Service in person. It is located at Medborgarskapsenheten SE-601 70 Norrkoping. You can also send them documents by mail, for this, first fill out the application for obtaining citizenship by downloading it from the official website of the Swedish Migration Service.
If necessary in your case, pay the special state fee for obtaining citizenship.
Wait for your request to be reviewed. The Migration Agency will send you a confirmation of this to your mailing address. The decision can take up to one and a half years.