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 12 December 2013]|
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.