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How many people became Swedish citizens last year?

New Swedes take part in a citizenship ceremony at Stockholm's city hall. Photo: Lars Pedersen/TT

Published: 08.Jan.2019 11:01 hrs

Thousands of people became Swedish citizens in 2018: here's a breakdown of how the number has changed in recent years and where the new Swedes come from.

In total, Sweden welcomed 63,818 new citizens last year. Gaining citizenship in Sweden requires applicants to be legally resident in the country for between three and five years, depending on where they come from and whether or not they are living with a Swedish spouse or partner.

The number of approved citizenship applications in 2018 was slightly down on 2017 but still higher than the previous six years, during which the number of new citizens rose from 28,100 in 2010 to 56,026 in 2016.

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