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

Do you want to stay in Sweden forever? Here's what you need to know. Photo: Faramarz Gosheh/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 21.May.2019 17:06 hrs

Once you've lived in Sweden for a certain amount of time, you'll become eligible for permanent residence and, in many cases, Swedish citizenship. Either status grants you more security to stay in Sweden long-term, but there are some important differences between the two. Here are the key factors to be aware of, in The Local's guide.

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In order to move to Sweden in the first place, you'll need right of residence. This applies automatically to Nordic citizens and to EU citizens who are employed, self-employed, a student or have sufficient means to support themselves, while EU citizens who don't fall into that category but are moving to Sweden to join a Swedish partner or family member can apply for right of residence.

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