Sweden: Does Sweden recognize dual citizenship?
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1990|
|Citation / Document Symbol||SWE6163|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Sweden: Does Sweden recognize dual citizenship?, 1 June 1990, SWE6163, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aba173.html [accessed 8 March 2014]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
According to an official of the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa, Sweden recognizes dual citizenship only in certain cases. For example, a Swedish child born outside of Sweden would have to make a choice before the age of 22 to remain Swedish and would have to apply for Swedish citizenship. If he/she doesn't make the application, he/she would lose Swedish citizenship. Should a Swedish citizen apply for citizenship in another country, he/she would automatically lose Swedish citizenship upon acquiring a second citizenship.
The IRBDC cannot corroborate this information at the present time.