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Dual citizenship

On July 1, 2001, a new Citizenship Act came into effect in Sweden. The new law made it possible to become a citizen of another country without losing your Swedish citizenship. The law was further amended on April 1, 2015.

As of July 1, 2001, a Swedish citizen who acquires citizenship in another country will be allowed to keep the Swedish citizenship, if the other country permits it.  By the same token, if you become a Swedish citizen you can keep your foreign citizenship if the laws of that country permit it.

Please note that Ethiopia does not recognise dual citizenship.

Those who lost their Swedish citizenship as a result of acquiring citizenship in another country before July 1, 2001, were able to regain their Swedish citizenship through notification before July 1, 2003. 

On April 1, 2015, the law was further amended and now anyone who lost his/her Swedish citizenship due to applying for another country's citizenship may submit a request to become a Swedish citizen again.

More information is available on  Swedish citizenship.

Last updated 04 Apr 2018, 10.56 AM