Notification of Swedish citizenship
For a child born abroad before 1 April 2015, to a Swedish father and a foreign mother, who are not married to each other, a Notification has to be submitted in order to obtain Swedish nationality for the child.
- The Notification may be submitted to the Embassy or a Consulate and must be handed in before the child reaches the age of 18. The Notification is then forwarded to the Swedish Migration Board for decision.
- Completed application form (in Swedish).
- The Birth Certificate of the child showing both parents’ names.
- The father’s valid Swedish passport or National ID-card. (Please bring the mother's passport as well)
Find information about fees here.
All documents must submitted in original
The processing time is usually several months.
Once Swedish citizenship has been granted, the child must have a Swedish ID number before he/she can apply for a passport. Find out more on Swedish ID-number and registration of name
Opening hours at the Embassy. If you apply at a Consulate please check opening times directly the Consulate
Last updated 17 May 2023, 11.24 AM