How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden
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How to get Swedish citizenship or stay permanently in Sweden

Like Sweden so much you want to stay forever – or even become a Swede? The process can seem daunting, so The Local has summarised what you need to know about getting Swedish citizenship or the right to stay in Sweden permanently.

What’s the difference between being a resident and a citizen in Sweden?
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What’s the difference between being a resident and a citizen in Sweden?

Swedish language tests for citizenship: Here’s what we know about the proposal so far
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Swedish language tests for citizenship: Here’s what we know about the proposal so far

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

How waiting times for Swedish citizenship have risen since 2018

How waiting times for Swedish citizenship have risen since 2018

Sweden has third ‘most powerful’ passport in the world

Sweden has third ‘most powerful’ passport in the world

Book Swedish passport appointments well in advance as summer queues loom: police

Book Swedish passport appointments well in advance as summer queues loom: police

How international residents feel about Swedish tests for immigrants

How international residents feel about Swedish tests for immigrants

New Swedes to get obligatory welcome

New Swedes to get obligatory welcome

How to get a faster decision on your Swedish citizenship or permit application
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How to get a faster decision on your Swedish citizenship or permit application

Readers reveal: How Sweden’s record-long queues for citizenship have affected us

Readers reveal: How Sweden’s record-long queues for citizenship have affected us

Explained: What’s going on with Sweden’s record-long citizenship queues?
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Explained: What’s going on with Sweden’s record-long citizenship queues?

Tell us: How long have you been waiting for Swedish citizenship?

Tell us: How long have you been waiting for Swedish citizenship?

Waiting times for Swedish citizenship rise to over three years for the first time

Waiting times for Swedish citizenship rise to over three years for the first time

The top three countries Sweden’s new citizens come from
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The top three countries Sweden’s new citizens come from

What we know about Sweden’s potential language tests for new citizens
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What we know about Sweden’s potential language tests for new citizens

Swedish citizenship reforms: Plan to introduce language tests for new Swedes

Swedish citizenship reforms: Plan to introduce language tests for new Swedes

Record number of Brits become Swedish citizens – but hundreds are still waiting

Record number of Brits become Swedish citizens – but hundreds are still waiting

Sweden sees drastic rise in waiting time for citizenship applications

Sweden sees drastic rise in waiting time for citizenship applications

How many people became Swedish citizens last year?

How many people became Swedish citizens last year?

Sweden fast-tracks citizenship applications from Brits as Brexit negotiations continue

Sweden fast-tracks citizenship applications from Brits as Brexit negotiations continue

#BecomingSwedish: Have the goalposts to citizenship shifted?

#BecomingSwedish: Have the goalposts to citizenship shifted?

Brexit passport rush continues, but Brits face long waits for Swedish citizenship

Brexit passport rush continues, but Brits face long waits for Swedish citizenship

How to escape Brexit and get citizenship in Sweden

How to escape Brexit and get citizenship in Sweden

Here’s how many Brits and Americans applied for Swedish citizenship post-Brexit and Trump
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Here’s how many Brits and Americans applied for Swedish citizenship post-Brexit and Trump

More Brits want Swedish citizenship since Brexit: report

More Brits want Swedish citizenship since Brexit: report

Swedish conservatives propose stricter rules for citizenship

Swedish conservatives propose stricter rules for citizenship

2017 on track for new record of Brits seeking Swedish citizenship

2017 on track for new record of Brits seeking Swedish citizenship

IN PICTURES: Sweden celebrates National Day

IN PICTURES: Sweden celebrates National Day

Applications for Swedish passports from Brits increased threefold in 2016

Applications for Swedish passports from Brits increased threefold in 2016

‘If the war in Syria ended today, would you go back?’

‘If the war in Syria ended today, would you go back?’

Citizenship applications up 500% for Brits in Sweden

Citizenship applications up 500% for Brits in Sweden

More Swedes than ever are moving abroad

More Swedes than ever are moving abroad

Sweden second in EU for granting citizenship

Sweden second in EU for granting citizenship

Sweden tops global list for visa free travel

Sweden tops global list for visa free travel

‘Swedishness must be split from being white’

‘Swedishness must be split from being white’

‘Let kids born in Sweden be Swedish citizens’

‘Let kids born in Sweden be Swedish citizens’

New citizens should all speak Swedish: expert

New citizens should all speak Swedish: expert

‘Love immigrants’ need more support adjusting to life in Sweden

‘Love immigrants’ need more support adjusting to life in Sweden

‘Link learning Swedish to citizenship’: Liberals

‘Link learning Swedish to citizenship’: Liberals

Does citizenship really matter?

Does citizenship really matter?

Sweden in bid to ‘define Swedish citizenship’

Sweden in bid to ‘define Swedish citizenship’

What does it mean to be a dual citizen?

What does it mean to be a dual citizen?

Swedish citizenship applications on the rise

Swedish citizenship applications on the rise

More EU citizens join the ranks of Stockholm’s homeless

More EU citizens join the ranks of Stockholm’s homeless

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Swedish woman killed in Florida murder-suicide

Suffering along the path to suffrage in Sweden

Suffering along the path to suffrage in Sweden

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Man ages 12 years after Swedish court decision

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Man held after Migration Board hostage drama

Migration board launches online citizenship form

Migration board launches online citizenship form

Swedish woman turns Canadian in citizenship mix up

Swedish woman turns Canadian in citizenship mix up