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Country Profiles



Sweden

Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Lokrantz Bernitz, Hedvig

Published: November 2009 - Latest Update: October 2012

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Lokrantz Bernitz, Hedvig

Published: May 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Lokrantz Bernitz, Hedvig

Published: July 2013

Country expert(s)

Lokrantz Bernitz, Hedvig

Current citizenship law

Law 2001:82: Swedish Citizenship Act (consolidated English version as last amended by Law 2006:222) LANGUAGE: uk

 

Lagen (2001:82) om svenskt medborgarskap (consolidated Swedish version as last amended by Law 2014:794) LANGUAGE: Sweden

 

Please note: the English translation available above does not include amendments to Law 2001:82 enacted after 2006. For further details on subsequent amendments please consult the Chronology of Legislation.

 

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation

Terminology

Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Sweden domestic case law
International and European case law Sweden International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Sweden Statistics

Citizenship News

Swedish government party proposes language requirement for citizenship

Sweden in bid to 'define Swedish citizenship'

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship