About abroad United Kingdom

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.
    Requirements
  • 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 25 Oct 2022, 11.25 AM