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  • Sweden introduced stricter requirements for obtaining Swedish citizenship


The government of Sweden introduced stricter requirements for obtaining Swedish citizenship. Currently, Swedish citizenship can be acquired through birth, adoption, or the naturalization process.

The government plans to introduce additional qualification measures, including meeting concerns for good conduct and respect for society. It is proposed that an individual who is suspected on reasonable grounds or convicted of certain offenses represents a threat to Sweden’s security or public safety or has ties to specific groups and organizations should not be allowed to acquire Swedish citizenship. If approved, the law will be effective on October 1, 2024.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Swedish government’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government Offices of Sweden

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